| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:38 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Thousands of Palestinians rallied in West Bank cities on Monday in support of President Mahmoud Abbas, hours before his scheduled meeting at the White House with President Obama.
Palestinians carried pictures of the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:57 AM
JERUSALEM — An Islamist militant group said Thursday that it had agreed to a cease-fire after an intense round of rocket attacks on southern Israel from the Gaza Strip and retaliatory airstrikes by Israel's military. But several more rockets fell on...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:10 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama tried Monday to nudge Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toward a peace plan with Palestinians, urging him to make the "tough decisions" needed to advance a two-state solution.
But as a U.S.-imposed deadline...
| Feb 28, 2014
Israelis and Palestinians are facing their most difficult negotiation since Menachem Begin flew west to face Egyptian President Anwar Sadat a generation ago at Camp David. If Israel were to end its long occupation, if Palestinians were to unite and...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:41 PM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli assessments indicate that Iran’s nuclear program has been set back just four weeks as a result of an interim deal designed to limit Iran's enrichment of uranium, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday.
In a speech to a...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The skeleton of the medieval monarch King Richard III will bear just one final indignity before it is laid, once again, to rest.
Researchers at the University of Leicester in England plan to sequence the deceased ruler's entire genome by collecting some...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:23 PM
JERUSALEM — It's a rare thing when a Hollywood actress and a kitchen appliance spark a debate about policies in the Middle East.
But that's what happened after Scarlett Johansson filmed a Super Bowl advertisement for a company that employs...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:19 PM
TEL AVIV -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out clashing visions of a two-state solution here Tuesday during an Israeli security conference.
In a taped interview broadcast at the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:49 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- A senior Palestinian Authority official said Thursday that U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry has slowed peace talks by emphasizing Israeli concerns and security issues in the Jordan Valley of the West Bank.
The United States...
| Jan 15, 2014
Peace negotiations, a wise U.S. diplomat once said, are like riding a bicycle: No matter how slow you're moving, it's best to keep going — because if you try to stand still, you'll fall.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry is putting that principle...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 3:17 PM
SHANNON, Ireland -- Vice President Joe Biden will hold separate meetings with Israel’s prime minister and president as part of his visit leading a U.S. delegation to mourn the late Ariel Sharon, the vice president’s office said Sunday....