Peres during the opening ceremony of a Holocaust memorial in Riga, Latvia, June 30, 2013.
Peres, right, Berzins, left during the museum’s opening ceremony in Riga, June 30, 2013. Photo by AP
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Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams arrived in Washington for the first direct peace talks between the sides in almost three years.

Hours after the renewal of peace talks, a rocket fired from Gaza exploded in an open area in southern Israel.

Israel is preparing for the possibility that it might once again be asked to supply fuel to the Gaza Strip, due to the deepening crisis between Egypt and Gaza’s Hamas-run government following Mohammed Morsi’s ouster.

EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met with Morsi. This was the first time an outsider has been given access to Egypt’s deposed president since the military overthrew and jailed him.

A startling recording of a conversation with a representative of Israel’s third largest bank reveals what appears to be a policy at one of its branches to refrain from opening accounts to Arabs clientele.

President Peres took part in a ceremony marking the opening of a museum in Latvia’s capital dedicated to a couple who saved some 50 Jews during the Holocaust.

A female Israeli police officer was denied entrance to a dining room at a West Bank military outpost of an ultra-Orthodox unit, against army regulations.

Denver & Delilah, a production company owned by Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, has optioned the rights to an Israeli reality television show.