Israel and Palestine
John Kerry continues peace push as Israel, Palestine trade punches
US Secretary of State John Kerry meeting with Israeli, Palestinian leaders for second day in hopes of identifying framework, core issues for peace deal.
Kerry visits Israel for new Mideast peace push
Kerry has faced fierce opposition from both sides to any compromise on mostly irreconcilable demands.
Israel ex-PM Ariel Sharon in 'slow, gradual' decline of health
Sharon, who has been in an artificial coma since suffering from a severe stroke in 2006, was said to be deteriorating in the last few days.
Kerry to offer framework for Israeli and Palestinian peace
"The framework is a basis upon which one could negotiate a final peace treaty because the outlines or the guidelines for what the final deal would look like would be agreed up," an unidentified senior State Department official told Reuters.
Israel begins release of 26 Palestinian prisoners
As promised earlier in the day, Israel began the release Monday night of 26 Palestinian prisoners in the third of a four-stage release agreed upon in peace talks.
London erects replica of Bethlehem Separation Wall
A replica of the eight-meter-high Separation Wall that surrounds Bethlehem was erected in the courtyard of London's St. James's Church on Monday.
Lebanon and Israel exchange cross-border rocket fire
It's unclear who fired the rockets from Lebanon, and no injuries have been reported.
Israel to release third group of Palestinian prisoners, build 1,400 new settlements
About two dozen prisoners will be set free as required by a deal designed to lead to a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.
The 12 (rocky) months of US foreign policy
Analysis: For the holiday season, a look at the foreign adventures this year that have brought joy and heartbreak to America and its, ahem, allies.
A Christmas tour through the Holy Land (PHOTOS)
GlobalPost senior correspondent Noga Tarnopolsky takes us on a guided Instagram tour of celebrations in Bethlehem and beyond.
Israel launches airstrike on Gaza in retaliation for Israeli death
A three-year-old Palestinian girl was reported killed in the airstrike on Gaza, which Israel launched after a sniper shot an Israeli civilian.
Finding its policies less popular, Israel grows a bit quieter
Analysis: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not shown his usual vociferousness on the world stage lately, though the Jewish right-wing in America hasn't necessarily followed suit.
Christian pilgrims visit Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity ahead of Christmas celebrations
Christian pilgrims visited the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ.
Passengers discover bomb on Tel Aviv bus and evacuate moments before it explodes
It’s the most serious terrorist attack inside Israel in more than a year.
Why Lebanon refuses to officially welcome Syrian refugees (VIDEO)
The Palestinian refugee camp of Shatila in Beirut is proof of what can happen to neglected refugees and the country that tries to ignore them
Millions are watching this Puerto Rican rap video that features Julian Assange and the guitarist from Rage Against the Machine
“Multi_Viral” is a modern protest song about media manipulation, youth activism and the need for pacifism.
Money for peace: EU offers Israel, Palestine aid for peace deal
The package would include increasing bilateral relations to both places with a so-called “Special Privileged Partnership," that could be worth billions of euros.
Snow threatens to destabilize Middle East
US president calls for regional talks on Snow emergency, says won’t rule out use of force.
The Middle East attempts to build snowmen (PHOTOS)
Countries across the Middle East struggle with a rare snowfall, and their residents struggle to make snowmen.
The US can learn something about minimum wage from the rest of the world
Los Angeles will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. The United States' federal minimum wage is $7.25. Mexico's is $5. Per day.
Why did Israel snub Mandela? 3 Questions with our correspondent
GlobalPost's correspondent in Jerusalem assesses Bibi's cringeworthy antics after the South African icon's death.
Israel built a new border wall to prevent migrants from 'smuggling in terror'
Will it work better than the US-Mexico fence?
French experts rule out Arafat poisoning
'The report rules out the poisoning theory and goes in the sense of a natural death,' a source close to the investigation told AFP.
Israel is paying African asylum seekers $3,500 each to self-deport
Israel has approved in June a policy that offers 3,500 US dollars to asylum seekers who would sign a form saying they agree to return to their homelands.
Cloud computing in Israel: The risks, explained
Sure, the cloud has benefits. But there are also plenty of security concerns. Experts in Israel explain the tradeoff.
Israeli woman fined $140 a day for refusing to circumcise son
The fine comes at the request of the Israeli woman's estranged husband, who wants his son circumcised as the couple goes through divorce proceedings.
Why Israel and Saudi Arabia really hate the Iran deal
Analysis: Israeli and Saudi condemnation of the current first steps on the agreement with Iran goes beyond cynicism.
What Iran's nuclear deal means for Palestinians: 3 Questions with GlobalPost's Jerusalem correspondent
Sunday's agreement isn't just about Israelis, Americans and Iranians. From Israel, GlobalPost's senior correspondent examines the Palestinian point of view.
Israel's 50 shades of dismay over Iran nuke deal
Across the political spectrum, Israeli ministers condemned the Geneva deal.
World's oldest wine cellar unearthed in Israel
The 3,700-year-old wine cellar was unearthed in the ruins of a Canaanite palace in Israel near a hall where banquets took place.
Middle East needs WMD experts to push the cause of arms control
Commentary: Training network focuses on building wide regional understanding of need for arms control and nonproliferation.