Israel and Palestine
Palestinian killed by Israeli troops in West Bank raid
A suspected Palestinian militant was shot dead by Israeli troops early Tuesday during a West Bank raid.
Thank goodness it's Goat Week!
For obvious reasons.
In blockaded Gaza, making gas masks with jars and paper towels
Short of supplies and worried about regional fallout from Syria strikes, Gazans fashion makeshift gas masks in case of a chemical attack.
Fumbles abound as Russians intercept Kerry’s desperation pass
Commentary: No rules govern this international game of dealing with Syria’s chemical weapons.
12 other big things that happened on 9/11
Most of them aren't good.
Israel to compensate family of 'Prisoner X'
Israel will pay more than $1 million to the Australian-Israeli man who hanged himself in prison in 2010, after allegedly spying for the Mossad.
Essay: On the anniversary of Chris Stevens' death, the region he loved is in turmoil
A year after US Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi, American diplomacy needs his guile and wisdom in the Middle East.
What are the economic risks if Syria goes south?
Analysis: Would airstrikes spark global anarchy — or is that what looms without them?
11 amazing things Michele Bachmann has said about the Middle East and North Africa
The most recent amazing thing Bachmann did was to say that the Muslim Brotherhood is to blame for 9/11. There's so much more.
Syria’s other key ally: North Korea
While Russia and Iran have overtly backed the Assad regime, North Korea is allegedly providing quiet support — possibly including its chemical weapons expertise.
Advisor denies Hassan Rouhani's Rosh Hashanah tweet was genuine
A top advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the Twitter message wishing Jews a happy Rosh Hashanah was not official and may have been sent by a fan or a staffer.
View from Israel: Why are chemical weapons the game changer in Syria?
The lethal, undetectable nature of chemical weapons makes even the most war-weary populations anxious.
Israel says missile test 'not offensive' as Obama swipes at Iran
Tensions were high in the Mediterranean after a joint US-Israeli missile launch that spooked Syria's Russian backers.
Israel test-fires missile in Mediterranean Sea
Israel confirmed that it had carried out a missile test in the Mediterranean after Russia's early-warning system sounded the alarm.
In Israel, relief and frustration with Obama decision on Syria
Obama's decision to seek Congressional approval for a strike on Syria got a mixed reaction in Israel.
Brawls erupt as nervous Israelis rush to find gas masks
Forget the school year. Forget Jewish New Year. If you are an average Israeli this week, you are mobbing a gas mask distribution center.
Israeli soldiers disciplined after abandoning patrol to party with Palestinians (VIDEO)
The soldiers were drawn inside by the sound of a banging ‘Gangnam Style’ remix.
'Keep calm and carry on' message to worried Israelis
Lines for gas masks lengthened amid expectations of a US-led military strike against neighbouring Syria.
Nigerians charged with aiding Iran militant cell targeting Israel
Suspects alleged to have aided Iranian militants with planning attack against Israel.
Israel's last airlift of Ethiopian immigrants
Israel has ended its 30-year initiative of airlifting Jewish immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel. The final two planeloads of 450 Ethiopians arrived Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport.
Israel ends airlifts of Ethiopian Jews (PHOTOS)
The final two planeloads of 450 Ethiopians arrived Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport.
Russia could be the unlikely partner who helps solve the mess in Syria
Commentary: Assad isn't the real threat in Syria today; it's the radical Sunnis, who are the best organized of the rebel groups and who could easily take over were Assad overthrown.
Israel readies for Syria backlash: 'Everything is on the table'
Israel expects to receive advance notice of any US strike on Syria, but is preparing for a retaliatory attack from the Assad regime.
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to continue despite clashes that killed 3
Israeli police shot and killed three Palestinians in a pre-dawn raid to arrest a suspected militant in the Qalandiya refugee camp.
Jerusalem's Sacred Music Festival truly has something for everyone
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.
The world is picking sides in Egypt's conflict (PHOTOS)
Protests are erupting around the globe as people and governments pick a team in Egypt.
Middle East whiplash as strikes hit Israel and Lebanon
Israelis went to sleep Thursday knowing that their northern border had been attacked by extremist jihadi elements in southern Lebanon, and awoke to hear that their air force had retaliated against Lebanon overnight.
Israel: Chemical weapons were used in Damascus attack
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says: "We simply cannot allow the world's most dangerous regimes to acquire the world's most dangerous weapons."
Israel embraces the miracle of marijuana — and acts as the US government’s most reliable dealer
Out of a population of 8 million, slightly over 11,000 Israelis hold prescriptions.
Four rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon
Israel’s Army Radio reported that one of the rockets was deflected in flight by the country’s 'Iron Dome' anti-missile system.
Aid to Egypt can retain limited US influence with the ruling generals
Commentary: As we descend into a world of waning US importance, what influence the US still retains is even more critical.