Jared Kushner and US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to the region to drum up support for an economic conference in Bahrain next month.
In Israel, secular and religious social practices and lifestyles have continued to clash. Israel's most recent election and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent failure to form a coalition highlighted some of these struggles that continue to divide Israel's citizens.
Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline.
Jared Kushner has been working on a peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians — a "deal of the century" is how President Donald Trump has referred to it. Almost no one is impressed. And it's not clear if the plan will even see the light of day.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to reelection on Wednesday, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority despite a close contest against his main centrist challenger, a vote tally showed.
Israelis began voting on Tuesday in an election that could hand right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a record fifth term or see him dethroned by an ex-general who has pledged clean government and social cohesion.
A massive wildfire which killed 42 people in northern Israel has been extinguished, emergency officials say. Israelis are now asking why their officials weren't prepared and what might be different next time. Matthew Bell has more.
An Italian supermarket chain is urging its customers to stop buying bottled water from far away sources because of the pollution caused when the water is transported. Megan Williams reports on the campaign, and why some are skeptical about the motives.
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Israel today after spending three days in neighboring Jordan. But the Pope's visit is not without controversy. For more we turn to the BBC's Rome correspondent and Pope watcher, David Willey.
Today, President Obama meets with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for the first time since either leader took office. Joining The Takeaway is Aaron David Miller, former adviser on the Middle East.
How does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's reelection as Iran's president affect the bargaining position of Israel? Joining The Takeaway to analyze this is David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, and Aaron David Miller, former advisor to the Middle East.