| Mar 11, 2015
As advertised, Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to the joint session of Congress with a Republican show conceived by Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer with the avid cooperation of Speaker John Boehner.
For Bibi, it was a powerful campaign speech for the...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 4:40 AM
With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scheduled to address Congress on Tuesday, his speech is seemingly the only Israel-related subject receiving attention in the American press. Monday's New York Times had two prominent stories about Israel: one...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The young Israeli couple are waiting nervously for the babysitter before an evening out. Hearing a knock at the door, they open it to a most surprising sight: Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is standing with a sly grin on their threshold....
| Feb 8, 2015
| 3:01 PM
A national leader's appearance before the U.S. Congress is usually a source of pride and unity. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned trip to Washington — opposed by the White House and many Democrats — has Israel in uproar.
| Jan 3, 2015
| 7:30 AM
After a disastrous 2014, Palestinians are embarking on a risky new gambit for 2015: seeking to internationalize the Middle East peace process.
After decades of American-led mediation efforts, the Palestinian leadership is moving aggressively to court...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed on Wednesday for a "clear mandate" from voters in the early election he called, with opinion polls showing the right-wing leader on track for a fourth term.
A day after Netanyahu fired centrist...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Israel’s parliament voted Wednesday to dissolve and hold early elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two top ministers, unraveling his governing coalition after 20 months in office.
The bill to disband the Knesset passed the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Israeli lawmakers voted Monday to dissolve the parliament and hold elections on March 17, making the current government one of the shortest-lived in the country's history.
With some cellphone cameras flashing but no objections, lawmakers passed the...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:36 PM
A week after Ghassan Abu Jamal took part in an attack that killed five Israelis in a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli officials announced Wednesday that his widow will be stripped of the permit allowing her residence in Jerusalem and that she'll be returned...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 2:37 PM
With relations between Jews and Arabs increasingly strained by the recent chain of violence and contentious legislation, the latest victims of hostility are the few trying to coexist in Jerusalem, where vandals set fire to a Jewish-Arab school in the city...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:55 PM
After breaking for a turbulent summer, Israel’s parliament reconvened Monday for what looks to be a stormy autumn session against the backdrop of tensions with the United States and Palestinians, exacerbated by new plans for construction on disputed...