Israel and Palestine
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.
Israeli and Palestinian talks may seem hopeless, but they must continue
Commentary: There could be dire consequences if negotiations end with no deal.
Twin Gaza lion cubs die just days after birth
Twin cubs Fajr and Sjel died due to poor health and lack of experienced staff, The Guardian reported.
Bibi must know something Obama doesn't
Commentary: Can Obama withstand Netanyahu’s hard-line opposition to a deal with Iran?
Israel Air Force strikes Gaza after rocket fire
The Israel Air Force launched an air strike Tuesday near the city of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip, likely in response to mortar fire earlier in the day.
Here's a plan to end the conflict in Syria: support Assad
Commentary: The US should back Assad now, end the fighting, and set conditions for his departure and a democratic transition.
The EU is right about Western Sahara — which means it is wrong about Israel
Commentary: The European Union makes up its own rules for engaging with occupied territories.
Iran nuclear talks: Israel and the US sound like an old married couple
Analysis: Two old allies are squabbling over how to achieve an urgent, shared goal.
Palestinian president commits to 9-month Israeli peace talks
"We have committed to continue the negotiations for nine months, regardless of what happens on the ground," President Mahmud Abbas told AFP on Sunday.
It's time for Obama to show some backbone on Iran nuclear deal
Commentary: Kerry made a shrewd diplomatic move designed to win back French support at the negotiating table. Now Obama needs to make his case.
Israel, Hezbollah agree failed Iran nuclear talks could lead to war
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah offer dire predictions on Middle East conflict.
Israel backtracks on West Bank settlement expansion after US condemnation
The United States said it had been blindsided by the plans and demanded Israel give an explanation.
Hardliner Lieberman returns as Israel foreign minister
Lieberman has shown open disdain for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, calling him a "diplomatic terrorist" and an obstacle to peace.
US, Israel lose their votes at UNESCO over Palestinian issue
The United States and Israel have not paid their UNESCO dues for two years.
Iran nuclear talks: 3 Questions with Ambassador Nick Burns
What's happening right now in Geneva is a big deal. Here's why, according to GlobalPost's senior foreign affairs columnist.
Polonium found in Arafat's remains, but cause of death still a mystery
The examination's results only 'moderately support' the claim that the Palestinian leader was poisoned, Swiss scientists say.
Kerry tries for optimism on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
US Secretary of State John Kerry struck an optimistic note even as he scrambled to prevent the collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Yasser Arafat may have been killed with polonium: Swiss report
Researchers from the University Center of Legal Medicine in Lausanne said that the levels of polonium in Arafat’s ribs and pelvis were at least 18 times higher than normal.
Court acquits Israel's former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman of corruption charges
The right-wing firebrand's acquittal is politically challenging for Prime Minister Netanyahu and Middle East Peace.
Israel denies Hamas shot drone down over Gaza
The Palestinian militant group and political party Hamas claimed that the drone was shot down and seized.