From July 4th parties to death threats: U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro and family bid farewell

In Jordan, Obama Offered Action on Syria - but Forgot His Hosts

'Jordan is an invaluable element,' President Obama said at the press conference with King Abdullah, as if their talks had been about hydrogen. They certainly weren't about gold: Jordanian hopes for U.S. financial support for their floundering economy; and its future security - were largely squashed.

Amman was abuzz on the eve of President Obama's trip to Jordan, but not on the whole with talk of the president's imminent arrival, or about what he was...