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Israel won't review 'peeping rabbi's' conversions after all

Succumbing to intense pressures, Chief Rabbinate backs off from decision to review Freundel conversions.

Jordan king: Extreme Zionists, Islamists both threats

Jordan's resources are strained, the king says, by the large numbers of refugees from Syria, who have crossed the border to avoid the country's civil war.

Netanyahu expects coalition to break up within months

PM says early Likud primaries needed because coalition won't last long, but skeptical party rivals see it as a power grab by Likud's leader.

Unearthed tablet may decide Bar Kochva Revolt debate

The inscription, recently unearthed in Jerusalem, completes a century-old puzzle that may put to rest a historical dispute that began in Roman times.