Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asked Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday to make more public statements about creating a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, and fewer public attacks against Israel.
A Likud source said that Barack Obama's anticipated visit increases Yair Lapid's bargaining position and paves his way into the governing coalition.
Iran's supreme leader strongly rejected proposals for direct nuclear talks with the United States, saying the actions of U.S. constitute "holding a gun against Iran saying, 'Talks or you'll fire'."
The Israel Defense Forces broke a pledge to the High Court of Justice, and has not removed two illegal fences around settlements, which prevent Palestinian farmers from reaching their land.
Israeli Arab parties said they are not prepared to make Lapid opposition leader after his 'Zuabis' jibe.
Palestinian officials said they hope U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to the region signals readiness to re-engage in Mideast peace efforts.
The Education Ministry has neglected to translate the material for its new civics curriculum into Arabic.
The construction in West Bank settlements is causing Israel to lose the support even of its best friends in the West, according to National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror.
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