Palestinians to Obama: We Told You So About Netanyahu
Now that President Obama is calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an unwilling partner in Israeli- Palestinian peace talks, Palestinian representatives in the United States have a simple message for him: We told you so. “Ever since [Netanyahu] came to power in 2009, he did not have any
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Gets Vote of Confidence
It appeared early today that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scored an even clearer victory than Tuesday night's exit polls suggested. With some 99.5 percent of votes counted early today, his Likud party appeared to have earned 30 out of the Israeli parliament's 120 seats. The opposition
Robert Durst to White House Scare: 5 Things to Know This Wednesday Morning
Items Removed After Search of Robert Durst Condo in Houston Police were seen carrying out two white cardboard boxes at around 8:30 p.m. local time Tuesday after searching murder suspect Robert Durst's condominium in the Houston's Rice Village neighborhood. Durst remained in custody in Louisiana ,
Netanyahu Trails in Polls in Israel Elections
Israeli prime minister expected to lose close election, but he could still retain leadership if a coalition forms around him.
Benjamin Netanyahu Front and Center for Today's Israeli Elections
Israelis headed to the polls today to settle a hard-fought parliamentary election. Here's what you need to know. What Happens Today? Polls opened at 7 a.m. in Jerusalem and the first exit polls will emerge at 10 p.m. local time, but no one is putting too much stock in those numbers. By the numbers,
Obama Laughs Off Netanyahu's Visit
A bemused president explained why he won't meet with the Israeli PM next month when he visits Congress to push for new sanctions on Iran, ahead of Israel's elections
Netanyahu Blasted For Son's Non-Jewish Girlfriend
Conservative Israeli groups and politicians are taking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to task over his son’s alleged romance with a Norwegian who is not Jewish. Netanyahu’s son Yair, 23, is reportedly dating Sandra Leiklanger, 25, a student at the Interdisciplinary Center outside Tel Aviv. ...
US-Israeli Relations Strained by 'Messianic Fervor'
U.S.-Israeli relations have at times been rocky since early in President Obama’s first term, but the relationship may have hit a new low today – publicly, at least – with two spats brewing in the Israeli press. Two conservative, high-ranking Israeli officials criticized Secretary of...
Ariel Sharon Dead at 85
Ariel Sharon, the tough Israeli leader who was the mastermind behind the disastrous invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and Israel's unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza strip, has died, eight years after suffering a massive stroke that left him comatose for the rest of his life. He was 85. Sharon was
John Kerry Announces Breakthrough in Mideast Peace Process
JERUSALEM – Palestinian and Israeli officials have reached an agreement that forms the basis to begin direct peace negotiations after nearly three years, Secretary of State John Kerry said. “This is a significant and welcome step forward,” Kerry told reporters in Amman, Jordan, at the...