Israel and Palestine
Where watching the World Cup ain't easy
Folks in Jerusalem complain about having to pay to watch on Al Jazeera. Meanwhile, a car bomb exploded south of Beirut last night, wounding at least five soccer fans.
Day 1,194: So many Westerners fighting in Syria
It's just impossible to keep track of them all.
An Israeli teen was killed by fire from inside Syria
The 15-year-old son of a defense contractor was the first Israeli to be killed on the border since the civil war began.
This man designs assault rifles to look sexy for the Israeli Army (VIDEO)
Oh, and did we mention civilians can get them in the US, too?
Days after 3 Israeli teens disappeared, a family struggles to cope
The kidnapping seems like all anyone can talk about. Many speculate as to the political implications. But they're haunted by the ways previous abductions in Israel ended badly.
Israel arrests 80 Palestinians in response to teens' kidnapping
There is currently a massive manhunt, including 2,000 military forces looking for the 3 abducted teens.
Why the Israeli response to the new Palestinian government has been so bizarre
The rhetoric couldn't be more aggressive. The actions, however, are pretty darn mild.
Abbas swears in Palestinian unity government shunned by Israel
At the inauguration ceremony, President Mahmoud Abbas said the new government would abide by commitments made by previous Palestinian administrations.
Pope backs Palestinian statehood, invites Abbas and Peres to Vatican
The Palestinian and Israeli presidents accepted the invitation to pray for peace.
How to welcome a pope, in 9 steps
Lessons from the manic lead-up to papal touchdown in Israel.
Here are the 13 unruly churches that will welcome Pope Francis to Jerusalem
13 formally recognized churches will be present for the highlight of his visit. They fight a lot.
It's official: 1 in 4 adults is anti-Semitic
A new survey measures prejudice toward Jews. There's a lot of it.
The Holy Land is stoked for Pope Francis (PHOTOS)
The Holy Land has been getting ready for Pope Francis for months. GlobalPost takes an exclusive look at the places where the pontiff will be sleeping, meeting and praying.
Believe it or not, Israel has excellent bacon
Meet what looks like a Brooklyn cliche, except operating out of the West Bank.
Palestinian president says he's open to extending peace talks with Israel
Israel accuses Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of being more interested in healing the national rift with Hamas than achieving a peace deal.
Meet the Israeli Christians who actually want to be drafted
It's a foreign concept in the US, where the memory of Vietnam is still fresh. But you'll understand when you hear the reasons.
The Israel-Palestinian peace process is in limbo (again)
US President Barack Obama acknowledged the need for a 'pause' in the talks but vowed he would not give up on the peace push despite the latest setbacks.
Pope Francis asks everyone to remember what Easter is really about
Hint: it's not about a shootout in Ukraine and clashes in Israel.
Watch Palestinian youths dance to the Gaza version of 'Happy' (VIDEO)
More proof that even little kids dance way better than you.
Israelis flee Israel for Passover, irony abounds
Fed up with high prices and intense kosher cleaning requirements, Israelis are pouring out of Ben Gurion Airport as the tourists flow in.
Israel's nightmare: Mobsters with the tactics of terrorists and the tools of the Israeli army
The worst of both worlds.
From Kathmandu to Jerusalem, how Jews around the world are celebrating Passover
The festival marks the exodus of Israelites from Egypt.
Columnists confused: The third intifada they've been predicting hasn't arrived
But they still think it's happening. Any second now.
Palestinians are not impressed by these peace talks
In Bethlehem, people on the street are frustrated with politicians on both sides.
Netanyahu says he wants peace but not 'at any price'
John Kerry's attempts to broker peace between Israel and Palestine unraveled this week. Now all eyes are on envoy Martin Indyk.
What the heck just happened with the Israel-Palestine peace talks?
Instead of announcing the continuation of the talks on Wednesday, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas signed over a dozen applications to international bodies on live television.
This Arab man is against the release of Israel's Palestinian prisoners
Why? Because two of them killed his sister. It's not as simple as Jews vs. Muslims.
This prisoner exchange is different: Palestinians want an Israeli released
Unusually, one of the prisoners is currently in an American, not an Israeli, prison.
Israel's got 99 problems. Are you one of them?
Because everyone else is. Even Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is on this list.
Palestinian militant group in Gaza says it has agreed to a ceasefire with Israel
There was no immediate word from Israel.
Israeli couscous, a gourmet ingredient? Only in the minds of American chefs
In Israel, the onetime austerity food is now served to kids, more like instant macaroni and cheese.