U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and President Shimon Peres shake hands during a bilateral meeting
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and President Shimon Peres shake hands during a bilateral meeting at Peres' residence in Jerusalem, March 20, 2013. Photo by Reuters
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U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off his visit to Israel: after being greeted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the ministers of Israel's recently formed government at Ben Gurion Airport, he proceeded to meet with President Peres in Jerusalem.

Ahead of Obama's planned visit to the West Bank, Palestinian activists there set up a protest camp at the E-1 corridor, close to where Israel wants to build a new settlement.

A senior Israeli security official who has been clued in on parts of the American plans for possible military action against Iran said that the Americans are planning for such a scenario very seriously.

Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, said that there is so far no evidence to back the reports that stated chemical weapons were used on Tuesday.

Male MKs from Habayit Hayehudi refused to sign a petition aimed at ensuring that women be appointed to the selection committee that chooses chief rabbis.

A U.S. appeals court panel heard arguments on whether Americans born in Jerusalem can list Israel as their place of birth on passports and birth certificates.

A motorist already accused in a horrific hit-and-run traffic accident that killed an ultra-Orthodox Jewish couple in Brooklyn was charged with three counts of second-degree manslaughter.

It was announced that a book co-authored by newly installed Roman Catholic Pope Francis and an Argentine rabbi will be translated into English for the first time.