Israel and Palestine
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.
No, an Israeli mayor did not just call black basketball players the N-word
Anatomy of a mistranslation.
Getting nominated is like 'making love,' says Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad
Abu-Assad has made not one, but two Oscar-nominated films.
And the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film goes to...
The biggest contenders for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film are 'The Great Beauty' from Italy and Denmark's 'The Hunt,' but Palestinian film 'Omar' is also getting impressive reviews.
Does this cartoon octopus look more like Mark Zuckerberg or Nazi propaganda?
German cartoonist trying to show Facebook’s insatiable hunger reminded a few too many people of drawings used by Nazi Party in the 1930s and ’40s.
Bye-bye, Uncle Sam: This is where Americans go when they renounce their citizenship
The US is still the top destination for immigrants, but plenty of Americans are leaving too.
Camel study throws the Bible's historical accuracy into question
Domesticated camels are mentioned frequently in the Old Testament, but new research shows they didn't arrive to the area until centuries later.
Watch half a billion birds find peace in the Middle East (VIDEO)
In Israel, the Hula Valley is a way station for birds in their migration through war-torn lands.
Inside the Israeli-made security system at Sochi
Think 1984 meets James Bond.
Netanyahu rejects Kerry's boycott warning
Kerry said the status quo could not be maintained if peace talks fail.