The United States and Israel must work together in "smart, creative and courageous" ways to resolve vital regional issues, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday in Israel, the last stop on her two-week trip through Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Israel's President Shimon Peres wrote to congratulate Egypt's newly inaugurated President Mohamed Morsi and to emphasize the importance of peace between the countries, Peres's office said Sunday.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir died Saturday, the country's prime minister's office said. He was 96.
The next time an Israeli official petitions the U.S. government to release Jonathan Pollard from prison, we should tell our friend and longtime ally in an unequivocal tone: He will die in an American prison, so stop asking!
Time is running out for a diplomatic solution to Western concerns about Iran's nuclear program, Israeli President Shimon Peres said Monday in an interview with CNN.
Worshippers who came to pray at Joseph's Tomb, a Jewish holy site in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, found swastikas and graffiti sprayed on the walls.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday he will gather a round table to form a plan aimed at easing the financial burden on Israeli citizens in the wake of protests across the country.
Nearly 50,000 Israelis protested the rising cost of housing Saturday night.
Israeli President Shimon Peres calls for a peace deal with Palestinians, saying time is running out for an agreement.
Israel's president is calling for an "urgent" peace deal with Palestinians, saying time is running out for an agreement.
President Barack Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on May 20 in Washington, the White House said.
While visiting Congress, Israeli President Shimon Peres thanks the U.S. for decades of Israeli support.
A Jerusalem municipality planning committee approved a plan to build 942 housing units in Gilo, a disputed neighborhood in Jerusalem, just before Israeli President Shimon Peres was to meet with President Barack Obama in Washington.
Sonia Peres, the wife of Israeli President Shimon Peres, died at her Tel Aviv home Thursday morning, a president's spokeswoman said. She was 87.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits the Palestinian territories on a "historic" trip Tuesday as part of his Middle East tour.
Israel's decision in May to intercept an aid flotilla headed to Gaza -- an incident that left nine people dead -- remains a diplomatic stumbling block between Israel and Turkey, the countries' leaders said Sunday.
Relations between Israel and Turkey remained icy here Monday as presidents sought to come together on moving toward shared goals for global development.
Israel "has never negotiated the exchange of nuclear weapons with South Africa," its president's office said Monday, after a British newspaper claimed such talks had taken place.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend welcomed the Arab League's endorsement of peace talks with the Palestinians.
Shai Agassi is a man on a mission -- an ambitious one to wean the world off its oil addiction and turn everyone into electric car drivers.
Pressure on Israel to refrain from building housing in East Jerusalem is "not reasonable," Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the close relationship between the United States and Israel as he met with Israeli leaders Tuesday, a visit that also touched on relations with Palestinians and Iran.
Talk of a possible deal to release an Israeli soldier captured more than three years ago heightened Monday amid diplomatic activity in the region.
In the largest naval seizure of it kind, Israeli Navy commandoes captured a ship loaded with "hundreds of tons" of weapons headed for Syria, Israeli military officials said Wednesday.
CNN's Paula Hancocks asks the Israeli president about the Goldstone report, Iran and Israel's relationship with Turkey.
Israeli President Shimon Peres rejected a United Nations report on his country's incursion into Gaza as "one-sided" and "unfair" in an interview with CNN.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a Monday speech at the opening session of the Knesset, slammed a United Nations report critical of Israel's tactics during its offensive into Gaza.
Israel on Monday restated its long-standing policy regarding Iran after Russia's president indicated that Israel had taken the military option off the table.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will fly to Egypt Sunday to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace process with President Hosni Mubarak.
Israeli prime minister walks thin line in decision for new settlements
Israeli President Shimon Peres was released from hospital Sunday, a day after he fainted in Tel Aviv, his office said.
Israeli President Shimon Peres fainted Saturday evening after giving a speech in Tel Aviv, the president's spokeswoman told CNN.
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday stressed the need for a two-state solution in the quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace, a position out of step with the current Israeli government.
A look back at President Obama's trip to the Mideast and Europe.
CNN's Carol Costello reports more people are seeing bankruptcy as a way out of financial hardship.
As top government and business leaders wrapped up a weekend forum on the Middle East, all eyes were moving toward Washington to restart the stalled Arab-Israeli peace process that many say lies at the heart of political and economic instability in the region.
With his visit already bogged down in historical disputes, the pope's message of peace in Gaza was interrupted Monday by an impromptu speaker who fueled the longtime resentment between Palestinians and Israelis.
Vice President Joe Biden prodded Israel on Tuesday to halt the expansion of its settlements on the West Bank, a move he called a necessary step toward ending the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Pope Benedict XVI will leave for a weeklong tour of the Middle East Friday morning, the first papal visit to some of Christianity's most holy places since Pope John Paul II made the pilgrimage in 2000.
CNN's Ben Wedeman gives a short history of the Jordan River ahead of the Pope's visit.
Israel won't accept "one word" of a U.N. report blaming it for deaths and more than $10 million in damage to U.N. buildings during its monthlong offensive in Gaza, its president said Wednesday.
Iran's "fanatical rulers" pose a nuclear threat to the Middle East and "are on the wrong side of history," Israeli President Shimon Peres said Monday.
Pope Benedict XVI will visit Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories May 8-15, he announced Sunday.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the conservative Likud Party, has been chosen to form Israel's next government, Israeli President Shimon Peres announced Friday.
Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu has picked up tentative support that could give him the inside track on forming a coalition government and becoming Israel's next prime minister.
Thousands turned out to greet Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his return home from Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, a day after a heated exchange with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres over Israel's military campaign in Gaza.
CNN Fareed Zakaria comments on the mood of the world economic forum in Davos Switzerland.
Israeli President Shimon Peres said he had an amicable phone conversation with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a day after Erdogan stormed offstage during an angry exchange with Peres at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Israeli President Shimon Peres says many countries silently support the offensive in Gaza.
Thousands of people turned out to greet Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his return home from Davos Friday, a day after he stormed off stage following a heated exchange with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres over Israel's military campaign in Gaza.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stormed off stage at the World Economic Forum on Thursday during an angry discussion with Israeli President Shimon Peres over the crisis in Gaza.
CNN's Nic Roberston reports on the Arab response to President Obama's overtures.
A cease-fire between Israel and Gaza will hold only if Hamas ends weapons smuggling into Gaza and halts rocket fire into Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the top U.S. envoy to the Middle East on Wednesday, Israeli media reported.
Tzipi Livni's inability to form a new ruling coalition will mean early elections next year, but they could ultimately boost prospects for an agreement with the Palestinians
Unable to form a new coalition government, Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni said Sunday she has asked Israeli President Shimon Peres to hold early general elections.
Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni has given up efforts to form a coalition government and will ask President Shimon Peres for early elections in 90 days, Israeli media reported late Saturday.
Israeli leaders are seriously considering a dormant Saudi plan offering a comprehensive peace between Israel and the Arab world
Israeli President Shimon Peres asked Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, head of the Kadima party, to form a new government Monday.
The resignation of Israeli President Ehud Olmert doesn't necessarily mean he's gone. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
Although he remains as head of an interim government, the task of forging a new coalition falls to Tzipi Livni, Olmert's replacement as head of the Kadima party
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert handed in his resignation to President Shimon Peres on Sunday, Peres announced.
Israel's corruption-tainted prime minister told his Cabinet that he would step down, following through on a promise to allow the new leader of the ruling party to try to form a coalition government
Israel marks Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of attacks.
Israelis and Palestinians clashed in Gaza, killing four Palestinians including a teen, as President Bush arrived Wednesday in Israel to prod the oft-stalled Mideast peace process.
In a first-of-its-kind program, the government hopes to put charging stations all over the country and get gas guzzlers off the roads starting in 2011
President Bush claimed credit Wednesday for "nudging" Israeli and Palestinian leaders toward a two-state peace deal just hours after he arrived in the region on a Mideast tour.
Bhutto's death stirs international outrage as world leaders fear instability in Pakistan. CNN's Robin Oakley reports.
World leaders reacted with sadness, shock and condemnation Thursday to the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, some expressing concern about the nation's democratic process:
There's renewed hope this week that peace may finally become a reality in the Middle East.
Marketplace Middle East talks with Israeli President, Shimon about the "Industry for Peace Initiative."
"Face Time" with Shimon Peres: As leaders from the Middle East meet in Annapolis, Maryland for the peace summit, MME sits down with Israeli President, Shimon Peres.
Pope Benedict XVI and Israeli President Shimon Peres discussed Middle East peace efforts on Thursday, with both sides saying the atmosphere was favorable for Israelis and Palestinians to work to end decades of conflict.
Israeli officials Wednesday said that a "sign of life" had been received from Cpl. Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped in a cross-border raid by Palestinian militants.
With hopes dimming for a quick end to fighting in Lebanon, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres presented five conditions Monday that he said must be met before Israel can achieve peace with Hezbollah.
Israel rounded up members of the Hamas-led Palestinian government Thursday, and warplanes fired a rocket into the Palestinian Authority's Interior Ministry building in Gaza City.
Iran will give the Palestinian Authority $50 million and urged other Muslim countries to follow suit, Iran's top diplomat said Sunday.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres responded to threats made by Iran's president against Israel, saying Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "will end up in the same way as [Saddam] Hussein."
Justin Fox reports: For members of the Old Media, Davos remains stuck in a blissful time warp where they still matter and there's no Matt Drudge or Instapundit or Daily Kos around to cause trouble. Genius that he is, World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab long ago swept the people who run the world's newspapers, magazines and TV networks into a tight embrace, and he's not letting go, at least not yet.
Doctors at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital have decided to begin trying to bring Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon out of a medically induced coma on Monday.
Two opinion polls published Friday suggest that Israelis voting in upcoming elections would strongly support the Kadima political party founded by ailing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, even without its gravely ill leader.
Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz quit the Likud Party on Sunday to join the party recently founded by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a spokesman for the new Kadima party said.
It takes bold leadership to bring together a bitterly divided country. And that's what happened. Not in the United States. But still the political Play of the Week.
Veteran Israeli politician and former prime minister Shimon Peres has left his Labor Party and offered support to former rival Ariel Sharon. CNN's Jerusalem correspondent Guy Raz assesses what led to the move and what effect it may have on Israeli politics and the peace process.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigned Wednesday from the Labor Party and endorsed his former rival, Ariel Sharon, in the upcoming race for prime minister.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres will resign from the Labor Party, Israeli Channel 10 reported Tuesday night.
Israel's Labor Party voted Sunday to withdraw from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's ruling coalition, a move that is expected to force the dissolution of Israel's parliament and leave Sharon poised to leave the right-wing Likud party to form a more moderate political organization.
This month Richard Quest embarks on a quest for greatness.
Nearly three dozen people roared up on motorcycles to the main building of Karachi's largest news group Saturday, overpowering the security staff and ransacking the reception area, offices and a relief camp set up to collect goods for tsunami victims.
In a move to avert early elections, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Friday invited the Labor Party to join a new coalition government, a Sharon spokesman said.
The central committee of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's ruling Likud party has voted to allow Sharon to form a new government that would include the opposition Labor Party.
The head of Israel's opposition Labor Party signaled Thursday that his party is willing to join a unity government with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon because it backs his plan to pull out of Gaza and parts of the West Bank.
Israeli Labor Party chief Shimon Peres said Monday that his party will enter talks to form a national unity government with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, an alliance that would carry out Sharon's plan to withdraw from Gaza and parts of the West Bank.
Israel's nuclear reactor was built with the help of the French more than 40 years ago near the town of Dimona in the Negev Desert.
"I do not see much hope in the political domain, but a lot of hope in the technological domain," said Shimon Peres last week at a private breakfast he hosted in a knotty wood-paneled ski-hotel dining room in Davos, Switzerland.
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