Abbas Shows Desire to Resume Israel Talks
New York Times
CAIRO — President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority is so eager to return to peace talks with the Israelis that he may soften his demand that Israel's president publicly pledge to halt construction of new settlements on Palestinian land ...
Obama Tells Israel "Our Alliance is Eternal"
Bibi and Barack: A Buddy Movie Opens in Israel
Obama hopes Israel trip amounts to a fresh start
Q. and A. on Obama's Trip to Israel
New York Times (blog)
Jodi Rudoren, Jerusalem bureau chief of The New York Times, answered questions from readers, including on Facebook and Twitter, on the first day of President Obama's trip to Israel as president. Some questions below are composites of similar questions ...
Israel becomes a fortress nation as it walls itself off from the Arab Spring
The renewed war in Iraq combined with Hamas' rise in Gaza, the Muslim Brotherhood running Egypt and the conflict in Syria, the region surrounding Israel is in turmoil. In response, Israel is erecting a 150-mile fence along the border with Egypt and ...
Israel eroding from within
Swastikas spray-painted on homes in Israel
The Wire: Obama in Israel; Syrian WMD? prison chief killed; Korean cyberattack ...
San Jose Mercury News
President Barack Obama, arriving in Israel Wednesday, said the United States is the country's "strongest ally" and "greatest friend," even though it's his first visit there as president after four years in office. Obama was greeted on a red carpet at ...
Obama begins Israel trip in shadow of Syrian chemical weapons claims
Israel: No conclusion yet on Syrian chemical use
Official: Israel believes chemical weapons used in Syria
Image makeover? Obama arrives in Israel after 5-year hiatus, stresses ties
The president made a swing through Tel Aviv before heading to Jerusalem for his meetings with Israeli leaders. The trip is Obama's first as commander-in-chief. Yet he faces an increasingly challenging landscape -- with the formation of a new government ...
Which Israel is Obama visiting? Column
Whether or not he achieves diplomatic breakthroughs on his visit to Israel, President Obama's trip could help the peace process by focusing news media attention, for once, on positive aspects of normal existence in that controversial corner of the ...
Wall Street Journal
US, Israeli Leaders Move to Mend Ties
Wall Street Journal
The trip is Mr. Obama's first foreign trip of his second term and his first to Israel as president. "I see this visit as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bonds between our nations, to restate America's unwavering commitment to Israel's ...
The Atlantic Wire
Israel Is a 'Fortress Nation,' Says Once-Kidnapped War Correspondent
The Atlantic Wire
A lot of people like to talk about how Israel's becoming a prison. But when it comes from a veteran war correspondent who was recently taken prisoner in Syria, the analogy is somehow more lucid. The journalist in question is none other than Richard ...
HP sidesteps Autonomy drama, Israel-Palestine makes news
The only flashes of drama came when speakers from both sides of the Israel-Palestine dispute offered brief comments. One questioner, who described himself as a Presbyterian minister, contended that HP was selling its products and services in a way that ...
Barack Obama hails 'eternal' US-Israel alliance at start of Middle East visit
Obama, Netanyahu and the Israeli president, Shimon Peres, wore broad smiles and matching blue ties as they strode along the red carpet. In his welcoming remarks, Peres thanked America for its unshakeable support and said "a world without your ...