Israel and Palestine
The Vatican is now the 136th country to formally recognize Palestine
Welcome to the club.
The Vatican has recognized Palestine since 2013. So what's the big deal today?
The Holy See and Palestinian leaders are working on a treaty about the Catholic Church in Palestine.
Netanyahu coalition passes first parliament hurdle
The measure delays implementation of a law passed last year to limit the number of ministers serving under the premier to 18 in an attempt to reduce public spending.
Israel's Netanyahu faces uneasy future with single-seat majority
The prime minister hints he may try to add more seats to his coalition.
Netanyahu clinches deal to form new Israeli government
US-ISRAEL-POLITICS:Netanyahu clinches deal to form new Israeli government
Ethiopian Israelis have had enough of the state's institutional racism
Sunday’s protest against police brutality shocked many residents of Tel Aviv. But members of Israel’s Ethiopian minority will tell you it was decades in the making.
Netanyahu makes last attempt to stay in power
The Israeli prime minister has just hours to form a coalition or step aside.
Netanyahu urges action on racism in talks with Ethiopian Jews
'We must stand together as one against the phenomenon of racism,' said the Israeli prime minister.
New leadership is sorely needed to make progress for the Palestinians
Commentary: The old playbook of violence by Hamas and delays by Fatah has failed to serve their cause.
A refugee's life in Israel: Go home or go to jail
Many refugees in Israel face an impossible choice.
Netanyahu presses US to seek better deal on Iran
Israel's prime minister urged American lawmakers not to give Tehran 'a free path to the bomb.'
Netanyahu demands Iran nuclear deal include recognizing Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded Friday that any nuclear agreement signed with Iran must endorse Israel's right to exist, while also insisting pressure be kept up to ensure a sound deal is reached.
Palestinians prepared to trigger case as they join ICC
US-ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-ICC:Palestinians prepared to trigger case as they join ICC
In Gaza, destruction has become part of the landscape (PHOTOS)
Seven months after Operation Protective Edge, much of the coastal territory still lies in ruins.
Meet the Gaza rapper trying to break out and make it big
Before he found rap, Ibrahim Ghunaim’s favorite thing in the world to do was shooting.
Israel to transfer frozen tax revenue to Palestinians
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the move was to protect Israel's interests.
The situation in Gaza is so desperate that some are predicting another war
More than 100,000 people are still homeless after Israel's devastating offensive last summer.
Netanyahu allies blame White House criticism on misunderstanding
Republican Senator John McCain said Obama should get over his 'temper tantrum.'
How Netanyahu plumbed the depths to come out on top
A lurch to the right in the final days of the campaign appears to have helped seal Bibi's victory.
Netanyahu wins Israel election after sharp shift to the right
Netanyahu at the last-minute reached for his conservative base by abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. And it seems to have worked.
Here’s what Israel’s election looked like from the West Bank
The Israeli government has a profound effect on more than 4 million people who have no capacity to choose it.
Say hello to Israel's first all-women ultra-Orthodox Jewish party
They're only expected to win a few hundred votes, but they're making some of Israel's deeply conservative communities nervous.
Israel's voting — is today Bibi's last stand? (LIVE BLOG)
One of two things could happen today: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could be elected to a fourth term. Or he could be defeated and everything could change.
What a loss for Netanyahu would mean for Israeli settlers
A new leftist coalition government might see a decline in influence for the settler community.
For the first time ever, Arab parties in Israel are poised to become a real political power
Now some Israeli Arab voters are feeling an unusual sensation: optimism.
What do Israeli voters say about Gaza? Not a lot
With media fixated on where Netanyahu falls in the polls, you don't hear much about last summer's war that left more than 2,100 Gazans dead.
Why Israelis are falling out of love with Benjamin Netanyahu
As election day draws near, the term 'Bibi fatigue' is getting tossed around more and more.
Meet the little drummer boy from Gaza who made it big
Ramzi found fame on Arabs Got Talent.
Final polls say Benjamin Netanyahu is on pace to lose Israel's election
Bibi's right-wing Likud party is four seats behind its center-left rival with four days to go before the general election — if you believe the latest and last opinion polls.
Palestinian security forces detain dozens of Hamas supporters in West Bank
Hamas said those detained included party leaders, university students, writers and journalists affiliated with the movement.
Palestinian drives car into crowd in east Jerusalem, injuring 5
The incident took place on the Jewish holiday of Purim, when the streets are busy with pedestrians.