In phone conversation, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini invites Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to EU headquarters in Brussels.
- International investigators to probe several cases of Syria chemical attacks (AP)
- 'No Assad in Syrian future,' Saudi foreign minister tells German paper (Reuters)
- Iraq prepares troops for offensive to retake Mosul (Reuters)
- Pope Francis arrives in Cuba ahead of meeting with Russian Orthodox patriarch (Reuters)
- Israel and EU end 3-month crisis, agree to resume talks on Palestinians (Haaretz)
- Libyan fighter jet shot down while carrying out attacks against Islamic militants (AP)
- Iran ready to work together with Saudi Arabia for Mideast stability, says FM (Reuters)
- In interview, Syria's Assad vows to continue fighting while talks take place (Reuters)
- Saudi FM defends stance on Yemen and Syria at Munich Security Conference (AP)
- France to force 1,000 people to leave Calais "jungle" migrant camp (Reuters)
- Mideast Quartet will prepare report end of escalation, two-state solution (Haaretz)
- Defense Minister Ya'alon meets with Jordan's King Abdullah at Munich security conference (Haaretz)
- Palestinian reports: One seriously injured by rubber bullet during clashes near Ramallah (Haaretz)
- Thousands of doctors protest against police abuses in Cairo (AP)
- U.S., allies stage 20 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq (Reuters)
Illma Gore says the artwork, which quickly went viral, shows 'you can be a big prick, despite what’s in your pants.'
On the line with Knesset Member Rachel Azaria, who argues that a meeting between three Israeli Arab lawmakers and families of slain assailants constitutes an act that encourages terror.
Poem of the Week
Where Sennacharib once plundered: Niall McDevitt sees junk, beer cans and orangey cats.
Low on bread but high on passion: Malkiel Lusternik imagines pioneering life in pre-state Israel.
Houses were marked, people disappeared, the monsters smiled politely: Tuvia Ruebner delineates an ominous atmosphere – everywhere.
Raised in a post-World War II American Jewish family, Hal Sirowitz contemplates alternatives to the situation.
The noble Haim Gouri, above all a poet: He refused a prize for Zionist art because his latest work does not fit that definition.
Jacob Oryah, a religious vintner, challenged the notion that wine touched by a secular person cannot be kosher – and was promptly punished for it. But he persevered to make what has been described as Israel's tastiest and most thought-provoking wine.
Forty years on, 'Operation Thunderbolt,' an authoritative account of the rescue of 102 hostages from a hijacked plane – warts and all – has finally come to light.
Who needs the little gold statue? Nominees in the main categories will receive an extravagant gift basket valued at $200,000.