The Vatican concluded its first treaty that formally recognizes the State of Palestine, with an agreement on Catholic Church activities in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority, the Holy See said on Wednesday.
The White House named Robert Malley, a U.S. negotiator at the 2000 Camp David talks, to lead the Middle East desk at the National Security Council.
National Security Adviser Susan Rice and U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power will attend a meeting of the powerful pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC next week amid a time of strain between the United States and Israel.
Jon Stewart leaving ‘The Daily Show’ is bad for the Jews, the Muslims and the entire Middle East. But finding comedians to fill his shoes might not be so hard, Sigal Samuel writes.
EDITORIAL: Many of the most distinguished scholars of Middle Eastern studies are women. So how come two-thirds of the panels at think tanks were all-male affairs?
A rare winter storm eased away from Israel, leaving behind soggy streets but little serious damage. While some cower indoors, intrepid types seek to make a few shekels from the white stuff.
Israel’s region has never been more dangerous, the European Union’s new foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said on a visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Jon Stewart says he’s not taking calls about the Middle East — even if you came to his bar mitzvah: ‘Look, a $50 savings bond does not buy you a lifetime of criticism.’
First, there were the celebrity tweeter and deleters.
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.