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.
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?
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.
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.'
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 World's Matthew Bell reports that the Israeli government has announced new Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank. The announcement came after five members of an Israeli family were stabbed to death over the weekend in a West Bank settlement.
Israeli officials have criticized a reconciliation deal between the rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas. Under the agreement, an interim Palestinian government will be formed and a date fixed for elections. Matthew Bell reports.