Israel and Palestine
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.
Israel: Bedouin displacement plan criticized by UN
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has criticized an Israeli plan to knock down about 35 Bedouin villages in the Negev Desert.
EU shedding impartiality before Israel-Palestine peace talks begin
Commentary: Guidelines seek to keep Israel within pre-1967 borders.
As the Middle East implodes, should the US focus on Israel-Palestine?
Commentary: A pact would help solve an underlying cause of dysfunction in the Arab world.
Two Gaza rockets hit Israel
Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel on Wednesday but caused no damage or casualties.
Samantha Power closer to becoming US ambassador to United Nations
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee backed Samantha Power, who is expected to receive wider Senate support for her nomination as US ambassador to the UN.
A not-so-done deal: Israelis and Palestinians trade barbs over peace 'agreement'
Analysis: Israelis and Palestinians are skeptical US Secretary of State John Kerry has clinched an agreement to restart peace talks.
Israel to free 'around 80' Palestinian prisoners
Israel is poised to decide on the release of around 80 long-serving Palestinian prisoners ahead of renewed peace talks.
Israel to free Palestinian prisoners over Kerry talks
Israel announced on Saturday it would free Palestinian prisoners as a "gesture" and part of an agreement made with US Secretary of State John Kerry to resume peace talks.
Down to the wire: Kerry announces agreement to restart Israeli-Palestinian 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.
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: What does each side want?
Reports say the announcement of new peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians is imminent. But what does each side want?
Arab League endorses John Kerry's plan for Israel-Palestine
Arab League officials say Kerry's economic, security initiative provide 'suitable environment' for formal negotiations.
The world according to Gatsby: smash things and then retreat
Commentary: The foibles of Tom and Daisy Buchanan remind us of the US government.