Israel and Palestine
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.
Rouhani could ease Sunni-Shiite polarization in the Middle East
Commentary: The Iranian president’s initiative in visiting Saudi Arabia is a welcome sign.
PhD in Weed: Meet Israel’s cannabis scientist
Much of what we know about cannabinoids and medical marijuana stems from the groundbreaking work of this courtly Israeli.
19 reasons to love Jerusalem
The original 'City on a Hill.'
View from Jerusalem: Israel silent on Egypt's chaos
And it might just be the best strategy as neighboring Egypt careens into anarchy.
Let us count all the ways the Middle East peace process has failed before
New peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians began this week. Here's what's gone wrong in the past. Any chance of learning from old mistakes?
Israel-Palestine peace talks begin as 26 Palestinian prisoners released (VIDEO)
Israel began releasing 26 Palestinian prisoners late Tuesday as part of a deal that allowed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume on Wednesday.
Israel's Iron Dome intercepts rocket headed for Eilat
It's believed to be the first time Israel's air defense system has shot down a missile aimed at the Red Sea resort.
In Israel, lone voices support Palestinian prisoner release as necessary for peace
Hamas militants killed Yitzhak Frankenthal's son. But he supports the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails.
What we're protesting today
Around the world in angsty days.
Israel names 26 Palestinian prisoners to be released
Most of the 26 Palestinian prisoners to be freed this week were convicted of deadly attacks on Israelis.
Chatter: Middle East tense before latest peace talks
Israel agrees to release Palestinian prisoners — but also approves new settlements, Egypt warns pro-Morsi protesters to clear out, a Nazi war crimes suspect dies before facing trial, and Norway's prime minister takes voters for a ride.
Israel approves new West Bank homes days before peace talks, prisoner release
Israel's housing minister approved the construction of some 1,200 apartments in Jewish settlements on Sunday, three days before Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are scheduled to resume.
Israel's Eilat airport shut down for 2 hours over security issues
Israel briefly closed an airport near the Egyptian border on Thursday.
Israel gives preliminary approval for nearly 900 new West Bank homes
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.
Closing embassies is wise, even as it reveals US weakness
Commentary: Growing US unpopularity limits its influence in a chaotic region.
Lebanon claims two Israeli soldiers wounded by blast within its borders
Lebanese sources say Israeli soldiers patrolling within their territory were injured by a pre-dawn blast near the town of Naqoura.
Israel lets Arab Idol winner move to West Bank
Israel said allowing Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to move from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank was a "humanitarian gesture."
Israeli hospital treats Syria's wounded children
With deep wounds from Syria's civil war, kids receive treatment in this Israeli hospital.
Exclusive: In an ICU on the Israel-Syria border, 'we're seeing war on these kids'
In ways no one wants to talk about, child victims have been extricated from Syria's combat zone and transported to Israeli emergency rooms.
What did Iran's Rouhani call Israel?
Iran's soon-to-be president did call Israel a wound, but did not call for its removal as he was quoted as saying.
5 useless boycotts that will have you shaking your head
Russian vodka isn't the first consumer good to be ostracized for a good cause.
Not skeptical enough about Israeli-Palestinian peace talks?
Then perhaps you haven't been listening very well. Check out GlobalPost's guide to the talk behind the talks.
Obama meets Israeli and Palestinian negotiators on peace talks
The meeting with the president at the White House came during the second day of negotiations set-up by Secretary of State John Kerry.
Middle East peace talks resume today in Washington
The US is due to broker the first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks since 2010.
Israel agrees to release 104 Palestinian prisoners to keep peace talks on track
The Palestinians had said they would not participate in peace talks due to start next week if prisoners were not released.
Turkey: bird suspected of spying for Israel is cleared
A bird tagged with a metallic ring recently captured in a Turkish village is not spying for Israel, officials have determined.