Martin Indyk Says Israeli Settlements Killed Middle East Peace Talks

    Martin Indyk, the former chief U.S. envoy for Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, said Israeli settlement activity caused the Palestinians to walk away from negotiations.

    7 Israel Soldiers Jailed for 'Revenge' Calls

    Seven Israeli soldiers were sentenced to prison for posting photos calling for retaliation for the murder of three Israeli teenagers.

    Independence Day? Kurdish fighter mans checkpoint on the edge of disputed city of Kirkuk.

    Kurds Wary of Israel Boost for Independence

    A Kurdish diplomat has played down the significance of Israeli advocacy of independence for her people, saying it was not coordinated with the autonomous Kurdish government in Iraq and may be intended to served Israel’s interests.

    Trickle of Worshippers: Palestinian women head to Jerusalem from the occupied West Bank for Friday prayers. The usual flood of worshippers was cut to a trickle by tight Israeli restrictions.

    Israel Braces for Funeral of Teenage 'Revenge' Victim

    Shelling across the Gaza Strip’s border tapered off on Friday while Israel braced for violent protests by Palestinians in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank at the funeral of a youth they believe was killed by far-right Jews.

    Reb’s Voice Stilled: Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi poses with journalist Sara Davidson.

    Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Father of Renewal Judaism, Dies at 89

    Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the father of the Jewish Renewal movement, has died at age 89.