Israel's prime minister made a public appeal Tuesday for the freedom of an American who spied for Israel, asking in a letter to President Obama for clemency after the spy has spent 25 years behind bars.
The White House is reviewing a new pardon request from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the case of former Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard, who is serving a life sentence for spying for Israel.
Israel's center-left Labor Party will bolt Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition in the coming months without any movement in the peace process, senior party members said.
Israel's Labor Party will pull out of the government within two months if there is no progress in peace talks, a senior member of the party said Monday, in a potential threat to the stability of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition.
Israel's prime minister said Sunday that he's ready to sit down with the Palestinian president for continuous one-on-one talks until they reach a peace deal.
The Palestinians will ask the U.N. Security Council in the coming days to condemn Israeli settlement construction, a senior Palestinian official said Wednesday, part of a growing Palestinian campaign to rally international pressure against Israel with peace efforts deadlocked.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is toying with the Obama administration, professing an interest in peace while doing his utmost to stymie a just resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is no way for Israel to treat its leading ally. Nearly two years into office, Mr. Netanyahu is running circles around President Obama and encircling Jerusalem with still more illegal settlements.
Israel's foreign minister said Sunday that a peace deal with the Palestinians is impossible under current conditions and that Israel should pursue a lesser deal instead — a concept the Palestinians swiftly rejected.
JERUSALEM (AP) | Israel's foreign minister said on Sunday that a peace deal with the Palestinians is impossible under current conditions and that Israel should pursue a lesser deal instead - a concept the Palestinians swiftly rejected.