May 29, 2014 — Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, have agreed to attend the joint prayer meeting at the Vatican, set for next week.
Apr 13, 2013 — Salam Fayyad's exit ends a power struggle with President Mahmoud Abbas that rose to new heights in recent months. Fayyad had reportedly tried to quit his job earlier this week; Abbas initially refused it, but he finally accepted the resignation Saturday.
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.
Jul 30, 2012 — Mitt Romney's trip abroad accomplished some of what he wanted. In Israel he delivered a hawkish pro-Israel message of support for the conservative government meant to appeal to those U.S. Jews skeptical of President Obama. But his trip also had missteps, notably in Britain but not only there.
Sep 20, 2011 — Besides foreign policy, U.S. domestic politics was also at play Tuesday. Getting the nomination could depend on which GOP candidate can convince the greatest number of the most pro-Israel Jewish voters and evangelical Christians that he is most supportive of Israel.
May 4, 2011 — The rival Palestinian political factions have agreed to reconcile after four bitter years of infighting and turmoil. The Hamas and Fatah groups met in Cairo to formally approve the agreement that calls for unified Palestinian elections next year.