May 14, 2013 — Google unilaterally changed "Google: Palestinian Territories" to "Google: Palestine." Many Palestinians were thrilled, while Israel's Foreign Ministry questioned the move.
Dec 4, 2012 — Israel's ambassadors to Britain, France, Denmark, Spain and Sweden were summoned to hear criticism of the plan. The criticism in the U.S. was more muted.
Nov 29, 2012 — Changing one word for another — "entity" for "state" — will be symbolic and will give Palestinians access to such U.N. bodies as the International Criminal Court.
Nov 27, 2012 — The Palestinian leader died eight years ago. Earlier this year, his widow gave investigators some of his clothes and tests showed what might be traces of lethal polonium-210. His remains will now be tested.
Nov 20, 2012 — Despite the diplomatic push and despite the rumors of imminent peace, there was no cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head to Cairo to try to broker a deal.
Nov 19, 2012 — The Arab Spring and its aftermath have radically changed the dynamics in the Middle East, and this makes this round of Israeli-Palestinian fighting different from previous battles.
Nov 19, 2012 — Here are the takeaways from the sixth day of Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip: The Palestinian death toll crossed 100; militants fired 95 rockets at Israel. Egypt and others tried to work toward a cease-fire.
Nov 16, 2012 — More rockets were fired at Israel from Hamas-controlled territory. Sirens are blaring in Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Israel has aimed airstrikes at more targets in Gaza. And Egypt's prime minister, on a visit to Gaza, said his country would "spare no effort ... to stop the aggression."
Nov 15, 2012 — As the airstrikes on Gaza continue and more rockets are fired into Israel, there's concern about an all-out war. More than 10 people have been killed in Hamas-controlled territory in the past two days. At least three Israelis have died on the other side.
Sep 27, 2012 — The Israeli leader said Iran will have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon by mid-2013. It needs to be told it cannot cross that "red line" without facing consequences, he said. And he delivered a sharp response to the earlier address by the head of the Palestinian Authority.