Peacemaker: Robert Strauss, center, with Mustafa Khalil, Prime Minister of Egypt, and Israeli minister Yosef Burg in 1979.

    Robert Strauss, D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 95

    Robert Strauss, who once headed the Democratic National Committee, served as U.S. trade representative and ambassador to Moscow, and advised presidents from both parties, died in Washington on Wednesday at age 95.

    Israel Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon Hurts Ties With U.S. by Shooting From Hip

    Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon is in hot water again with the United States for caustic criticism of his country’s main ally that has put more strain on already testy relations with the Obama administration.

    Scary Sight:Far right wing gunmen and Ukrainian policemen at the funeral of Alexander Scherbanyuk.

    Russan Jews Fret Over Ukraine Anti-Semitism

    A prominent Russian Jewish organization expressed concern over anti-Semitism in Ukraine.

    Lawmaker Greeted by Riot on Temple Mount — Calls for Tougher Stance

    Hundreds of Palestinian youth rioted on the Temple Mount in protest of a visit by Israeli lawmaker Moshe Feiglin and a group of supporters.

    Palestinians Want Marwan Barghouti Freed Now

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked Washington to mediate with Israel for the release of Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader and possible presidential contender jailed a decade ago over a spate of suicide bombings.