WorldViews: Israel


Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 04/27/2014

These accounts from Arab Americans show why an Israeli visa waiver plan is so controversial

“It creates two classes of American citizen.“

By Adam Taylor  |  12:13 PM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Americans, Israel, Visa

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 04/01/2014

A small selection of the very negative things U.S. officials have said about Jonathan Pollard

“Over my dead body are we going to let him out before his time.“

By Adam Taylor  |  01:36 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Jonathan Pollard, Spies

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Jonathan Pollard: Why Israel wants him free, why the U.S. doesn’t, and what might happen next

New reports suggest American who spied for Israel could be freed.

By Adam Taylor  |  07:31 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Jonathan Pollard, Spies

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Benjamin Netanyahu hasn’t given an interview to Israeli media in over a year and people are beginning to wonder why

No domestic interviews in over a year.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:10 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Press

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 01/30/2014

How Scarlett Johansson got mired in one of the Middle East’s touchiest controversies

An American celebrity gets stuck in one of the Israel-Palestine conflict’s most sensitive issues.

By Max Fisher  |  01:21 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 01/13/2014

The one quote to make sense of Ariel Sharon and his legacy

“Would I rely on the world with respect to the Jews? No. I don’t rely on anyone in this matter.“

By Max Fisher  |  11:55 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Israel-Palestine

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 12/17/2013

The divisively unanswerable questions of what it means to be ‘pro-Israel’

How an argument over the American Studies boycott broke up a pro-Israel panel even though all four members agreed they opposed it.

By Max Fisher  |  11:56 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 12/16/2013

The Middle Eastern snowstorm, viewed from space

An amazing NASA satellite image shows snow across the region.

By Max Fisher  |  01:50 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Israel-Palestine, Lebanon, Syria

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 12/12/2013

23 photos of the Middle East’s first snowy winter in decades

Dramatic images capture the region’s first major snowfall in decades.

By Max Fisher  |  01:20 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Why is the U.S. okay with Israel having nuclear weapons but not Iran?

The question, and its surprising answer, are more complicated than you might think.

By Max Fisher  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Syria

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Israel mourns Arik Einstein, one of its most celebrated musicians

Israelis of a certain age can date their past romances -- and heart break -- by Arik Einstein’s songs.

By Ruth Eglash  |  11:51 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/08/2013

How Netanyahu could kill a nuclear deal with Iran

The Israeli leader could leverage opposition in Congress, which Obama needs to make a deal work.

By Max Fisher  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Israel-Palestine

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Everything you need to know about polonium, which may have killed Arafat

This video explains what it is and why it’s so scary.

By Max Fisher  |  03:40 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Would the world blame Israel if Iranian nuclear talks fail?

If a deal falls apart, international support for isolating Iran could weaken.

By Max Fisher  |  01:09 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Washington thinks pro-Israel groups are all-powerful. Few Americans agree.

Despite the groups’ fearsome reputation in Washington, only 4 percent call them the most influential lobby.

By Max Fisher  |  07:03 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013

The Rihanna Israel-Palestine controversy that never really happened

The singer provoked brief outrage for a song lyric she never actually sang.

By Max Fisher  |  07:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Now we know why Netanyahu wouldn’t apologize for the Gaza flotilla raid

Israel’s relationship with Turkey turns out to be even worse than we thought.

By Max Fisher  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Turkey

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Israel’s brain drain crisis

It’s long been the sort of country that attracts future Nobel laureates. That might be reversing.

By Max Fisher  |  02:58 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 10/10/2013

The price of oil just went up because traders misread a tweet

Traders thought this tweet, about the 1973 Israel-Arab War, was about current events.

By Max Fisher  |  03:02 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Energy, Israel, Syria

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Why it matters that Netanyahu doesn't know that Iranians wear jeans

The Israeli leader's gaffe was minor, but a sign of how he'll play the ongoing outreach between the U.S. and Iran.

By Max Fisher  |  01:03 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013

8 fascinating trends in how American Jews think about Israel

Is the “crisis of American Zionism” getting worse?

By Max Fisher  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 10/02/2013

'Our margin for error is so small': An exit interview with Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren

The outgoing diplomat tells The Washington Post, "I think the world does need America."

By Joby Warrick  |  01:04 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Netanyahu and Obama agree more about Iran than they let on

The U.S. will need to get Israel on board for any major deals with Tehran.

By Max Fisher  |  12:40 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Israel to boycott Iran’s U.N. speech, signaling deep skepticism of Rouhani

Israeli diplomats will walk out of the new Iranian president’s speech.

By Max Fisher  |  01:38 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Anthony Bourdain explains the Israel-Palestine conflict through food

Everyone should see the travel and food writer’s hour-long special, from Jerusalem to Gaza.

By Max Fisher  |  10:56 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Hebron ‘Gangnam Style’ video the latest social media misstep for young Israeli troops

Some IDF soldiers on patrol in Hebron were caught dancing at a Palestinian party.

By Ruth Eglash  |  06:32 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Hackers deface Google Palestine, object to Google Maps labeling of Israel

Google's presence in the Palestinian territories, Google.ps, has been defaced by hackers.

By Andrea Peterson  |  04:48 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Watch Israeli leader Netanyahu starring in his own reality children's show

The Israeli prime minister showed some kids around his offices for a TV program.

By Ruth Eglash  |  12:13 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Six pieces of good news from the Middle East this week (really!)

For starters, Iran's new president is pushing for peace, Palestinians make a major concession and sustainable farming is catching on.

By Max Fisher  |  11:44 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel-Palestine, Libya, United Arab Emirates

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Why is Israel 'opening up the settlement floodgates' just as peace talks start?

A seasoned peace process observer explains what the new settlements are meant to accomplish.

By Max Fisher  |  01:04 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Iranian president's comments on Israel are latest flashpoint in war of perceptions

Why can no one seem to agree what he said, what he meant or what he really believes?

By Max Fisher  |  03:46 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Israel's 'Jewish Olympics' draw athletes from around the world

The Maccabiah Games are having their 19th iteration in Jerusalem.

By Ruth Eglash  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Ikea may open a West Bank store, but decides against North Korea

The Swedish furniture giant found the one country where it won't do business.

By Max Fisher  |  03:13 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine, North Korea

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Talking about talks about talks

Israelis and Palestinians have found an "establishing basis" for peace negotiations. What does that mean?

By Max Fisher  |  05:15 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Israeli 24-hour news channel launches, with eyes on the world

The network will broadcast in English, French and Arabic but not Hebrew.

By Ruth Eglash  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Meet Ron Dermer, Israel's new ambassador to the U.S.

The Miami-born political insider is close to Netanyahu.

By Ruth Eglash  |  04:47 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Controversial Rachel Corrie play to open in Jerusalem

A play about the American activist killed in Gaza is already generating outrage.

By Ruth Eglash  |  09:50 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Israeli settler leaders call for a boycott of their own against McDonald's

The move is a response to a McDonald's franchise turning down an offer to open a branch in the town of Ariel.

By Ruth Eglash  |  02:20 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Palestinians find an unlikely hero in 'Arab Idol' contest show winner

Mohammad Assaf had to bribe an Egyptian border guard just to leave Gaza to audition.

By William Booth  |  08:09 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Israeli politicians form new caucus to track the U.S. relationship

The move reflects growing concern that Jerusalem is getting complacent about its most important alliance.

By Ruth Eglash  |  01:48 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Shirtless Israeli legislator draws mockery for posting steamy photo on Facebook

Social media users have turned Boaz Toporovsky's 4 a.m. photo into a meme.

By Ruth Eglash  |  09:57 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 06/06/2013

What Samantha Power actually said about 'imposing a solution' on Israel

In a 2002 interview, she gave a strange answer to a hypothetical about how to respond to impending genocide in Israel-Palestine.

By Max Fisher  |  06:32 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Tel Aviv bids to become the next Silicon Valley

The "start-up city" has diversified its tech offerings and is trying to attract foreign entrepreneurs

By Ruth Eglash  |  01:41 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 05/23/2013

New Coca-Cola ad campaign mired in sensitive Israeli identity politics

Israeli consumers can get bottles personalized with their names, but Arabs and other minorities are out of luck.

By Ruth Eglash  |  11:08 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Locusts flood Israel, echoing biblical tales and providing a new kosher snack

Israelis are doing their best to tamp down the insect influx, including by eating them.

By Ruth Eglash  |  12:19 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 05/15/2013

KFC smugglers now delivering fast food through Gaza tunnels, report says

More profitable business has dried up, some smugglers complain, since Israel and Egypt cracked down on the tunnels

By Caitlin Dewey  |  06:13 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaza Strip, Israel-Palestine

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Israeli Web users mock Netanyahu's $127,000 airplane bed

The prime minister reportedly spent heavily to install a double bed for he and his wife on a flight to London.

By Ruth Eglash  |  11:50 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Should the Newseum consider cameramen for Hamas-run TV to be journalists?

The museum's decision to honor men killed while reporting for Gaza-based Al-Aqsa TV has raised some larger issues.

By Max Fisher  |  11:36 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 05/11/2013

Newseum stands by controversial honor for cameramen with Hamas-run TV station

The two Gazans, with al-Aqsa TV, were killed in an airstrike last year.

By Ruth Eglash  |  02:24 PM ET, 05/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Surreal, 100-year-old footage shows Jerusalem as you've never seen it

The just-restored video shows Jews arriving in the Ottoman-era city before even the British mandate.

By Ruth Eglash  |  03:07 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Stephen Hawking boycotts Jerusalem conference, sparking controversy in Israel

The scientist's decision not to attend for political reasons has been much-discussed in the country.

By Ruth Eglash  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Astonishing video from the Israeli airstrikes on Syria

Israeli jets attacked Syria twice over the weekend, an unusual escalation.

By Max Fisher  |  10:15 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Syria

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Why it's great news that China wants to mediate Israel-Palestine talks

Don't wait for Beijing to resolve the peace process, but it says volumes about China's evolving view of its place in the world.

By Max Fisher  |  02:47 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Israel-Palestine

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Palestinians compete to become 'President' on new reality show

The program pits young Palestinian men and women against one another in political debate, business management and other events.

By Ruth Eglash  |  10:40 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Yes, Netanyahu's apology to Turkey is a very big deal

The detente, long sought by Obama, could serve as a practice run for Israeli and Palestinian talks.

By Max Fisher  |  02:37 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine, Turkey, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 03/21/2013

How Obama just reframed the Israel-Palestine conflict

The president’s speech in Jerusalem sought to change the way Israel thinks about its approach to peace with the Palestinians.

By Max Fisher  |  01:01 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Video: Obama teases Netanyahu about 'red lines'

The Israeli prime minister, who has warned the U.S. to set a red line on Iran's nuclear program, comes in for some presidential joshing.

By Max Fisher  |  02:16 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Video: Israel uses 'Golden Girls' theme to suggest that Obama still likes Netanyahu

The strange official video includes the cardboard cut-out leaders high-fiving, despite reports of a tense relationship.

By Max Fisher  |  04:45 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Today's Reads: South Africa's future, Obama in Israel

Is the president's trip to the Middle East all about Iran?

By Max Fisher  |  08:41 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Iran, Israel, South Africa, Today's Reads

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 03/11/2013

The story behind the photo: Journalist's 11-month-old son killed in Gaza strikes

The BBC's Jihad Misharawi was in his Gaza home when a round killed his young son and sister-in-law.

By Max Fisher  |  07:34 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine, Middle East

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 03/11/2013

United Nations report suggests Hamas may have killed Palestinian infant Omar Mishrawi

If true, this would be a significant shift in our understanding of a tragic incident that became a microcosm of the Israel-Gaza conflict.

By Max Fisher  |  07:31 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Israel's Palestinian-only buses draw accusations of segregation, apartheid

Israel's Transportation Ministry launched the new bus lines after settlers complained Palestinians were a "security risk."

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:21 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Here's the video of Turkey's prime minister comparing Zionism to fascism

Erdogan doesn't seem to be working too hard on rebuilding ties to Israel.

By Max Fisher  |  05:38 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Turkey

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Today's reads: China's housing bubble, Palestine's third party

And the story of what happened to a South Korean man who pretended to be a pro-North Korean professor for a joke documentary.

By Max Fisher  |  08:46 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Israel-Palestine, North Korea

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Today's reads: Branding al-Qaeda, Palestine at the Oscars

Who counts as al-Qaeda?

By Max Fisher  |  08:22 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al-Qaeda After Bin Laden, China, Israel-Palestine, Today's Reads

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Everything you need to know about Israel's ‘Prisoner X' spy scandal

What happened, the three big reasons it matters, and what happens next.

By Max Fisher  |  01:11 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  australia, Israel

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 02/04/2013

State Department strains to avoid Israeli-Palestinian textbook dispute

A U.S.-funded study of textbook rhetoric is generating backlash in Israel.

By Anne Gearan  |  04:09 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Diplomacy, Israel-Palestine

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Inside the lives of Israeli settlers

A report urges Israel to cease all settlement activities, but here's what motivates the settlers.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Israel's strike on Syria as a dress rehearsal for conflict with Iran

After years of a mutual testing of wills, both Israel and Iran get another opportunity with Wednesday's airstrike.

By Max Fisher  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Syria

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 01/31/2013

How Israel's air strike could help Syria

Nothing brings wary allies together like a common enemy.

By Max Fisher  |  10:19 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Russia, Syria

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 01/30/2013

What we know about the Israeli air strike in Syria

Israel is pretty eager to keep missiles out of the hands of Hezbollah.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:12 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Few expect Yair Lapid will replace Netanyahu as Israel's prime minister

Though his party was the surprise success of Tuesday's elections, Lapid and his political centrists seem unlikely to anchor a coalition.

By Max Fisher  |  09:35 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Netanyahu, the Israeli election and the peace process

What do Israel's far-right leaders think about Netanyahu's speech in support of a two-state solution?

By Max Fisher  |  05:08 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Israel-Palestine

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 01/07/2013

On Israel, Iran, and spending, Chuck Hagel looks a lot like Robert Gates

The expected defense secretary nominee has been criticized for his views on major issues, but they look awfully similar to those of Bush-appointed Gates.

By Max Fisher  |  12:17 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 01/01/2013

Why demographics are still a concern for some Israeli Jews

The great Israeli-Palestinian baby race is still on.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:49 PM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Israeli gun laws are much stricter than some U.S. gun advocates suggest

Gun are far fewer and gun laws are much stricter in Israel than you might think from hearing National Rifle Association arguments.

By Max Fisher  |  01:46 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America in Context, Israel

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Christmas, just another front in the Israel-Palestine conflict

Each side seeks to portray itself as the protector of Christians, painting the other as harming this religious minority.

By Max Fisher  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Iran's state-run news network blames 'Israeli death squads' for Sandy Hook shooting

PressTV runs a long story accusing the U.S. of covering up an Israeli operation to punish President Obama.

By Max Fisher  |  10:20 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Israeli embassy's Facebook page says Palestinians would 'lynch' Jesus and Mary

A Facebook page associated with the Israeli embassy in Ireland published and then quickly removed an incendiary "thought for Christmas."

By Max Fisher  |  11:31 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Israeli leaders gush over Hillary Clinton in tribute video

Some see a possible Netanyahu endorsement here for a presidential run.

By Max Fisher  |  03:56 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Iran without irony: Official says Palestinians played key role' in Gaza war

Iran News overreaches a bit on crediting Tehran with anti-Israel fighting.

By Max Fisher  |  01:17 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel-Palestine

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/03/2012

The growing divide between Israel and Europe

Europe has long held the middle-ground between the U.S.-Israel position and the rest of the world's overwhelming support for Palestinians, but is that changing?

By Max Fisher  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  europe, Israel, Israel-Palestine

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Refugee: Palestinians in Arab countries have it bad, too

Writing in Reddit, one Palestinian refugee condemns Arab nations in addition to Israel

By Olga Khazan  |  03:17 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Coalition of the opposing: Why these 9 countries voted against Palestine at the U.N.

And why did almost half of those votes come from tiny West Pacific island nations?

By Max Fisher  |  12:04 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, Israel-Palestine, Maps, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Panama, United Nations

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Map: How Europe voted on Palestine at the U.N., in 2011 and now

Since last year, nine European countries appear to have shifted toward greater support for Palestinian efforts at the UN. None shifted away.

By Max Fisher  |  05:57 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  europe, Israel-Palestine, United Nations

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/23/2012

Video: Israeli forces fire shots to disperse Palestinians

A few dozen young Palestinians get close to the fence at Gaza border, and Israeli soldiers fire shots to warn them.

By Anup Kaphle  |  03:22 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaza, Israel-Palestine

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 11/22/2012

Seeing war in Gaza through our correspondent's iPhone lens

Washington Post's reporter in Gaza has been capturing scenes from the war using her mobile phone.

By Anup Kaphle  |  03:01 PM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Who won' the Israel-Gaza conflict?

Short answer: no one. Longer answer: sort of everyone, except for civilians, Mahmoud Abbas, and prospects for long-term peace.

By Max Fisher  |  03:43 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Israel-Palestine, Turkey, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Full text: Terms of Israel-Palestinian cease-fire

The text was distributed at the news conference in Cairo with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr.

By Anup Kaphle  |  02:22 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Hamas-run TV channel celebrates Tel Aviv bus bombing

Meanwhile, Israel's deputy foreign minister says, "Most of the people who were hit in Gaza deserved it."

By Max Fisher  |  12:52 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Video: Men drag body of Israeli spy' through Gaza streets

The man who was killed was accused of being an Israeli collaborator and spy.

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaza, Israel-Palestine

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Video explainer: The latest on Israel, Gaza, and peace in 90 seconds

Get caught up on the high-level diplomacy and key figures working to end the conflict.

By Max Fisher  |  02:04 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Does the Gaza crisis make Israeli strikes on Iran more likely?

Maybe, but only if the Israeli military has changed its 2010 assessment of its capability of carrying out that mission.

By Max Fisher  |  01:47 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel-Palestine, Middle East

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Skirmishes in the Israel-Palestine battle over photos of killed children

Why are activists on both sides of the conflict so eager to debate the question of whose munition killed a young Gaza boy?

By Max Fisher  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Israeli TV debate over Gaza strikes gets very heated

A hawkish TV correspondent and an Israeli-Arab member of parliament shout over one another.

By Max Fisher  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 11/17/2012

Israel and Gaza violence: How did it start?

How the tensions between Israel and Gaza escalated

By Olga Khazan  |  05:28 PM ET, 11/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/17/2012

Anonymous is hacking Israeli Web sites

The hacker group says it won't stand for threats to shut down Internet

By Olga Khazan  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 11/16/2012

An interactive map showing Hamas's rocket range inside Israel

A zoom-able Google map underscores the Israeli military's concern about Iranian-made Fajr-5 rockets.

By Max Fisher  |  03:53 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 11/16/2012

The Israeli-Palestinian politics of a bloodied child's photo

The heated conversations around images of children wounded or killed in fighting between Israel and Gaza are a reminder of the mistrust and entrenched attitudes in the larger conflict.

By Max Fisher  |  03:17 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Israel conflict: What is Iron Dome?

The defense system has save countless Israeli lives, but what is it?

By Olga Khazan  |  02:03 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Map: Where Hamas's Jerusalem-bound rocket actually landed on Friday

The rocket may have fallen short by as much as 17 miles, landing near a West Bank settlement.

By Max Fisher  |  11:14 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/16/2012

It is impossible to live like this': The scene in Israel

Israelis write in about the chaos on the ground

By Olga Khazan  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Did Netanyahu just take back his thanks to President Obama?

The Israeli prime minister seems to have deleted a tweet thanking President Obama for his support.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:53 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaza, Israel, Netanyahu

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 11/15/2012

What it sounds like in Tel Aviv with first air raid siren since 1991

As a rocket sailed from Gaza toward the city (it missed), this is what its residents heard.

By Max Fisher  |  02:59 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Life under rockets: A young man's account from southern Israel

One young Israeli man reflects on how accustomed his family has grown to the attack.

By Max Fisher  |  02:14 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Map: Gaza rocket reportedly hits Tel Aviv suburb

A Google map shows how closely the missile reportedly landed to Israel's second-largest city.

By Max Fisher  |  12:09 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Israel-Palestine

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Middle East Twitter users mock Arab League's slow response to Gaza

"When will the Arab world develop the advanced technology of conference calling?"

By Max Fisher  |  11:43 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine, Middle East

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 11/15/2012

The story behind the photo: Journalist's 11-month-old son killed in Gaza strikes

The BBC's Jihad Misharawi was in his Gaza home when a round killed his young son and sister-in-law.

By Max Fisher  |  10:05 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine, Middle East

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 11/15/2012

WikiLeaks cable: Israel worried about Hamas producing its own weapons

In a 2009 meeting, Israeli defense officials explained some of the rationale for that year's invasion into Gaza.

By Max Fisher  |  09:01 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Israel-Palestine, Middle East

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Israeli army drops warning leaflets on Gaza

The fliers tell Palestinians to steer clear of Hamas operatives

By Olga Khazan  |  08:50 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaza, idf, Israel, Israel-Palestine

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 11/14/2012

How will Egypt respond to Israeli strikes on Gaza?

Cairo has already recalled its ambassador over the Israeli strikes.

By Max Fisher  |  05:32 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Israel, Israel-Palestine, Middle East

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Israeli military and Hamas exchange threats on Twitter

The IDF and al-Qassam Brigade accounts are talking tough.

By Max Fisher  |  03:26 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Israel-Palestine, Middle East

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Analysts fear wide-reaching fallout from Israeli strikes on Gaza

Middle East-watchers, never an optimistic bunch, worry about ripple affects across the region.

By Max Fisher  |  01:44 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Iran, Israel-Palestine, Middle East, Turkey

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Israeli military releases video of Gaza strike on Hamas leader

Here's the Israeli strike that killed Ahmed Jabari in Gaza.

By Max Fisher  |  12:34 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Israel-Palestine, Middle East

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Israel army says Jabari had blood on his hands

IDF is preparing draft orders for reserve troops, Haaretz reports

By Olga Khazan  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  attack, gaza, hamas, Israel, palestine

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Israeli military announces readiness for ground war in Gaza

Some analysts see echoes of the 2008 Cast Lead incursion into Gaza.

By Max Fisher  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Israel-Palestine, Middle East

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Raw video of Israeli tanks firing at Syria

Despite this volley, Israel seems to be working to avoid the conflict.

By Max Fisher  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Syria

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 11/07/2012

A very awkward video of Netanyahu congratulating Obama

The Israeli leader offers reassurances in a meeting with the U.S. ambassador.

By Max Fisher  |  12:47 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Does Obamas victory mean defeat for Netanyahu?

Some see political trouble for Israel's prime minister, but so far, he looks able to withstand any blowback.

By Max Fisher  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Netanyahu supporters wary of Obama

Netanyahu, who is favored to win the election here, has had a cool relationship with Obama and was widely seen to have favored Mitt Romney.

By Joel Greenberg  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election, Israel, obama

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Obama victory raises questions about future of Israel relations

Leaders of opposition parties had dark predictions.

By Joel Greenberg  |  08:24 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election, Elections, Israel

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Netanyahu more resolved than thought to strike Iran, but Israel might not be

The Israeli leader tried to set a unilateral attack in motion in 2010, but was stopped by internal political and military forces. Have those dynamics changed?

By Max Fisher  |  10:06 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Qatars foray into Gaza politics: Bad for Iran, good for Israel?

The oil-rich kingdom may seek to pry Hamas away from Tehran's influence.

By Max Fisher  |  02:26 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel-Palestine, Middle East, Qatar

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Debate’s big winner: Israel. Big loser: Israel-Palestinian peace process

The candidates avoided discussing one of Israel's most existential long-term challenges.

By Max Fisher  |  11:31 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 10/22/2012

The nuclear umbrella: The differences between Japan and Israel

The subtext to Bob Schieffer's question on defending Israel

By Max Fisher  |  10:11 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Japan

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Would direct U.S.-Iran talks be bad for Israel?

The larger issues underlying the building U.S. debate over reported nuclear negotiations.

By Max Fisher  |  02:49 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 10/19/2012

An inevitably controversial movie about Israel ‘Birthright’ trips

The forthcoming film will feature a Jewish boy lost in the West Bank.

By Max Fisher  |  12:08 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine, Pop Culture Abroad

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Günther Grass says he was criticizing Netanyahu, not Israel

The German author wrote a poem criticizing Israel for its nuclear program and position on Iran.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:01 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Gunther Grass, Israel, poems

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 03/28/2012

The Park Slope Food Coop boycott, explained

A primer on the proposed boycott of Israeli-made goods at a co-op in Brooklyn.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:14 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Israel, Park Slope Food co-op, boycotts

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 03/19/2012

‘Israel loves Iran’ anti-war initiative takes off

As Israel’s government issued a warning over Iran’s nuclear program, some citizens of both countries were talking to one another in much sweeter tones online.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:32 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Israel, anti-war initiative

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/13/2012

As Israel-Gaza truce takes hold, propaganda war continues online

Both sides are sharing old photos and videos purporting to be from the current fighting.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, online propaganda

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Benjamin Netanyahu metaphors: Time to start calling ‘a duck a duck’

On Monday, he said it was time to start calling “a duck a duck” in reference to Iran.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:28 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Iran, literary figures of speech

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Netanyahu warns Iran, Hawaii weather and Holder on assassination: Morning roundup

Netanyahu warns Iran; Hawaii weather; Holder defines assassination.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:05 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning news roundup, Israel, Iran, Australia, Philippines, Africa

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Israeli diplomats targeted by bombers in India, Georgia (tweets)

Israeli diplomats were targeted by bombers in India and Georgia Monday, in two almost-simultaneous strikes, according to AP.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:54 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Israel, Iran, diplomat, attack

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Israeli Facebook page begs Netanyahu not to attack Iran until after Madonna show; sets off media firestorm

At least not until Madonna’s show in Israel is over.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:37 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Iran, Madonna, Netanyahu

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Iran says it may ban Samsung for commercial depicting attack on nuclear plant

A new Israeli Samsung commercial depicts an attack on an Iranian nuclear plant.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:40 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Israel, commercials

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Israel-Arab youth take peace talks to Facebook

With peace talks stalled between Israel and the Arab world, a youth group hopes a virtual version will fare better

By Joel Greenberg  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Palestine, Peace talks

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 01/06/2012

‘Israeli lefty cats’ make light of tough issues in Israeli politics

A meme started by left-wing Israelis has gone viral.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:26 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, memes

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Saudi hackers say they published Israeli credit card information

Credit card numbers and personal information from thousands of Israelis were published online Tuesday morning.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Saudi Arabia, hackers

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Priests brawl in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity

Franciscan, Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests have scuffled annually for more than a century.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Naama Margolese, Israeli schoolgirl, says she was bullied and spit on by Jewish extremists

Naama Margolese, an American schoolgirl, says she was bullied by Jewish religious extremists on her way to school in Israel.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:34 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, religious extremism, Naama Margolese

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 10/31/2011

UNESCO votes to admit Palestine: Reaction to U.S. funding cut

Angry reactions came in from both camps Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:38 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Palestine, Israel, UNESCO

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Gilad Shalit’s freedom eclipses release of 447 Palestinians in news reports

Four hundred and forty-eight men were freed today in an Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap, but only one got close attention from news organizations.

By Melissa Bell  |  06:38 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Gilad Shalit, Israel, Palestine, Gaza Strip

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Gilad Shalit gives first interview post-release: ‘[Israel] had to pay the price’

Freed Israeli solider talks about his hopes for freedom, and how much he missed his family.

By Melissa Bell  |  07:21 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Gilad Shalit, Israel, Gaza Strip

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Who is Gilad Shalit?

Gilad Shalit is to be released after years of failed negotiations between Israel and Hamas.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Gilad Shalit, Israel, Hamas

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/22/2011

As Palestine seeks statehood at the U.N., no end of conflict in sight

As has so long been the case, a solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine seems nowhere in sight.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Palestine, Obama, United Nations