Marcus Mabry and Charlie Herman discuss last night's ending of Israel's partial freeze on settlement building in the West Bank. They also take a look at other national and international news of the week.
The cancellation of the U.S. - Israeli talks has led to lowered expectations for the U.S. - Palestinian talks. Muna Shikaki says 'the White House is trying to downplay this meeting with Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinians are doing the same thing.'
Israel is on the defense, and recent developments beg the question, how will Israel respond after near universal criticism from the international community? We talk with the U.S., Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with President Obama later today, but the two leaders come to the table amidst growing tension. Can this meeting smooth the friction between them?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Trump announced the plan, billed as the "deal of the century," in Washington, DC, alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday. But missing from the announcement were Palestinians — who preemptively rejected the proposal, citing pro-Israel bias. One Palestinian activist speaking prior to the plan's unveiling called it a "scam."
The land border between Greece and Turkey has become a flash point as thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers try to make their way to Europe. As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in the US, concerns about the cost of dealing with the illness could thwart containment. And the "Remain in Mexico" program for asylum-seekers on the US southern border has left tens of thousands of people in limbo — and their court proceedings unprecedentedly difficult.