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The lethal, undetectable nature of chemical weapons makes even the most war-weary populations anxious.
Tensions were high in the Mediterranean after a joint US-Israeli missile launch that spooked Syria's Russian backers.
Obama's decision to seek Congressional approval for a strike on Syria got a mixed reaction in Israel.
Forget the school year. Forget Jewish New Year. If you are an average Israeli this week, you are mobbing a gas mask distribution center.
… and acts as the US government’s most reliable dealer.
Israel expects to receive advance notice of any US strike on Syria, but is preparing for a retaliatory attack from the Assad regime.
Much of what we know about cannabinoids and medical marijuana stems from the groundbreaking work of this courtly Israeli.
Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guèbru, a 90-year-old Ethiopian nun, joins the Grateful Dead's legendary drummer Mickey Hart at some of Israel's most spectacular venues.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says: "We simply cannot allow the world's most dangerous regimes to acquire the world's most dangerous weapons."
And it might just be the best strategy as neighboring Egypt careens into anarchy.
Hamas militants killed Yitzhak Frankenthal's son. But he supports the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails.
Most of the 26 Palestinian prisoners to be freed this week were convicted of deadly attacks on Israelis.
Even while new peace talks remain fragile, Israel's Civil Administration has given early approval for more than 800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank.
In ways no one wants to talk about, child victims have been extricated from Syria's combat zone and transported to Israeli emergency rooms.
Then perhaps you haven't been listening very well. Check out GlobalPost's guide to the talk behind the talks.
Analysis: Israelis and Palestinians are skeptical US Secretary of State John Kerry has clinched an agreement to restart peace talks.
It's been a nerve-wracking 24 hours for Israelis and Palestinians, after which US Secretary of State John Kerry announced an agreement to revive negotiations.
Reports say the announcement of new peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians is imminent. But what does each side want?
Palestinian officials in Ramallah are optimistic that new negotiations with Israel, which have been on hold for four years, are about to begin.
"The Attack" and "The Gardener," both shot in Israel by different filmmakers, have been banned across the Muslim world.