Diplomatic talks in the West Bank were canceled Sunday after Israel denied entry to five envoys, the Palestinian foreign ministry said.
In an exclusive interview, CNN's Barbara Starr speaks with Secretary Panetta about his talks with Israel on Iran's nukes
The United States won't let Iran obtain a nuclear weapon, "period," but sanctions remain the best tool to keep Tehran off the nuclear path, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday in Israel.
Deadly explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria is "a terrorist attack," said Israel's Defense Minister.
An explosion on a bus in Bulgaria has killed several Israeli tourists and injured others, say authorities.
The government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday lost its main coalition partner, the centrist political faction Kadima.
CNN's Elise Labott reports a proposed new law would require Israelis ultra-Orthodox to serve in military.
The United States and Israel must work together in "smart, creative and courageous" ways to resolve vital regional issues, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday in Israel, the last stop on her two-week trip through Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert discusses his country's issues with Iran.
A day after thousands of Israeli demonstrators demanded an end to rules that make ultra-Orthodox Jews exempt from the draft, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the nation's approach to military service must change.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir died Saturday, the country's prime minister's office said. He was 96.
Israeli security officials on Tuesday started the process of evacuating some 150 Jewish residents from their homes at the West Bank settlement of Beit El.
The next time an Israeli official petitions the U.S. government to release Jonathan Pollard from prison, we should tell our friend and longtime ally in an unequivocal tone: He will die in an American prison, so stop asking!
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul, on Syria, Egypt, the eurozone crisis & relations with Israel.
Several hundred Sudanese immigrants rallied Sunday on the streets of Tel Aviv, demanding refugee status.
A racially charged demonstration against the Israeli government's handling of immigration from Africa turned violent Wednesday night as protesters attacked foreign workers, shattered car windows and vandalized a shop owned by a Sudanese migrant.
Western nations and Iran broached solutions over Tehran's controversial nuclear program Wednesday, the latest push to end the saber-rattling over the Islamic republic's atomic aspirations.
The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency plans to fly to Iran on Sunday to discuss nuclear issues with high-level officials in Tehran.
The United States will provide an additional $70 million to support Israel's short-range missile defense system, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Thursday.
Ahead of upcoming nuclear talks, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad downplayed the threat Israel poses to Iran, comparing it to an annoying bug.
Israel's Likud and Kadima parties agree to form a coalition government. Kevin Flower reports.
The Israeli parliament approved Wednesday by a vote of 71-23 a coalition agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and the opposition Kadima party of Shaul Mofaz.
With 30-plus governments since independence (average length less than two years), Israeli politics rarely surprises. But Monday's agreement between Benjamin Netanyahu and Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz did precisely that.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud party have agreed to form a unity government with the rival centrist political faction Kadima in a move that will put off elections until late next year and create one of the largest coalition governments in Israeli history.
CNN's Brian Todd looks at recent brushback from inside Israel against Netanyahu for his hardline stance against Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Sunday for early elections.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said millions of dollars from the "extreme right wing" in the United States helped oust him from government and derailed a peace plan with the Palestinians.
Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert tells Christiane Amanpour right-wing American dollars killed his plan for Mideast peace.
Israel, by necessity, has developed one of the most able security and intelligence apparatus in the world. There has been no necessity to develop a world-class political apparatus, however, and it shows.
Former Israeli foreign minister and opposition leader Tzipi Livni submitted her resignation from the Knesset Tuesday.
If international efforts to halt Iran's nuclear program fail, any military action against Tehran should be led not by Israel, but by the United States, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said this week.
Faced with a choice that could tear apart his coalition government, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering holding early elections this fall, his spokesman, Mark Regev, said Sunday.
Israel's former security chief is slamming the country's prime minister and defense minister for their handling of Iran, saying neither one inspires confidence.
The Israeli government asked the country's high court Friday for a delay in the scheduled demolition of an unauthorized West Bank settlement outpost.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells Erin Burnett that sanctions against Iran are delivering mixed results.
Israel's top general said Iran is led by "very rational people" and doesn't appear poised to build a nuclear bomb that would threaten his nation.
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he could bring peace.
As talks over Iran's nuclear program are set to resume Isarelis express scepticism about deal being brokered.
President Obama has firmly rejected a complaint by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran was given a "freebie" on its nuclear program.
Nuclear talks will resume in May between Iran and the P5-plus-1 group of countries.
Israel on Sunday slammed a decision by key world powers to place no new restrictions on Iran before the next meeting about its nuclear program in late May.
Israeli authorities stepped up security at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport Sunday as hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists were due to arrive in the country in a "fly-in" campaign to protest Israel's policies in the West Bank.
Israel declared a German poet persona non grata Sunday in an unusual move that follows a wave of fury over a controversial poem.
Israeli police evicted 15 Jewish settlers from a an illegally occupied house in the restive West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday following a weeklong showdown between the settler community and Israel's Defense Ministry, which administers the occupied territory.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested that the country¹s Defense Ministry postpone a planned eviction of Israeli settlers who occupied a home in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron.
There is a new element to Palestinians' Land Day demonstrations: Peaceful protest. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
Israeli authorities Sunday deported to Gaza a Palestinian prisoner who went on a hunger strike for more than a month to protest her detention.
Protests marking "Land Day" turn violent at the Israel-West Bank border. CNN's Matthew Chance reports
One man died and dozens more were injured Friday as Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators clashed in Gaza and the West Bank during protests to mark Land Day, Palestinian medical sources said.
Tzipi Livni, Israel's former foreign minister, lost her fight to remain head of Kadima, Israel's main opposition party.
A top adviser to Iran's supreme leader says negotiations with the U.S. can help end the crisis over its nuclear program.
After days of pounding violence, Palestinian and Israeli authorities have agreed to a truce and to stop all military operations, an Egyptian intelligence official told CNN early Tuesday.
There's a new distinction in the strife between Israel and Gaza-based armed groups -- Israel's portable anti-rocket system called the Iron Dome.
Why is the international community suspicious of Iran's nuclear program? CNN's Hala Gorani reports.
A threatened Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear program carries enormous risks for the Jewish state, including international isolation, retaliation at home and abroad, and steep economic costs.
It's been almost a decade since the United States accused Iran of actively working on a secret program to develop nuclear weapons. Since then, Iran has steadfastly proclaimed to a skeptical world that it only seeks to produce nuclear energy, while American presidents have repeatedly warned that the United States will not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran. Over the years, the international community has demanded, to no avail, that Tehran end its uranium enrichment program.
There are "red lines," a "window of opportunity," the risk of a "zone of immunity," and plenty of other cryptic terms about Iran's nuclear program. What does it involve? Where is it leading? How and when should it be stopped or restrained?
While meeting with U.S. lawmakers, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said he won't discuss attacking Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. senators he has not decided whether to strike nuclear sites in Iran, according to two Democratic senators who attended a closed meeting with him at the Capitol Tuesday.
What is at stake in the meeting between the leaders of the United States and Israel?
CNN's Becky Anderson talks to Christiane Amanpour about the Iranian elections and their rising tensions with Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the AIPAC conference that Iran must never be allowed a nuclear weapon.
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday they stand together in their efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, but Netanyahu warned that time for diplomacy was running short.
Evidence of ongoing activities at an Iranian military base suspected of being involved in testing related to nuclear weapons makes inspectors eager to get there as soon as possible, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday.
Pres. Obama prepares for a big meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.
President Barack Obama says he isn't bluffing when he says Iran shouldn't have a nuclear weapon, but he cautions against an Israeli strike against the Islamic republic.
Israel and Iran traded accusations Wednesday over a string of bombings in other countries, with Israel pointing fingers at Tehran and the Iranian regime calling such claims a "prelude" to an Israeli attack.
Israel's defense minister blamed Iran for a series of bombings in the Thai capital of Bangkok Tuesday, a day after attacks against the country's diplomats in India and Georgia.
The explosion Monday of a device attached to an Israeli Embassy van in New Delhi and the discovery and safe detonation of another such device found on an embassy car in Tbilisi, Georgia, led quickly to a round of fingerpointing between Israel and Iran.
Israel's prime minister will visit the United States in March, officials said Sunday.
Rival Palestinian political factions Fatah and Hamas named President Mahmoud Abbas the head of an interim unity government during a televised signing ceremony Monday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu handily won his Likud party leadership primary Tuesday, fueling speculation that he may soon call for nationwide elections.
Israeli war games seen as a show of force amid rising tensions with Iran. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
The exiled leader of the Palestinian Islamic faction Hamas met with Jordan's King Abdullah II on Sunday in his first official trip to Jordan since his expulsion in 1999.
Two Palestinian parliament members suspected of involvement in Hamas activity were arrested in Jerusalem on Monday, Israeli police said.
Israeli security forces stormed the West Bank home of a Palestinian parliament member affiliated with Hamas on Tuesday morning.
University professor Hillary Mann Leverett discusses Iran's nuclear program and how it impacts Israel.
America's top military official began a series of high-profile meetings with Israeli leaders Friday amid growing international concerns that the Israeli government could act on its own to thwart Iran's nuclear program.
Israel and the United States are "supporters of state terrorism" and will suffer a "punitive response" at an "opportune time," Iran's Press TV cited a top Iranian general as saying Sunday, days after an Iranian nuclear scientist was killed.
Robert Baer tells Anderson Cooper he believes a dissident group was involved in the death of a nuclear scientist.
Iran's top cleric has blamed the CIA and Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, for killing an Iranian nuclear scientist, Iran's state broadcaster said.
In an "unprecedented" reaction to internal Arab affairs, an Israeli official said the country is getting ready to absorb fleeing Syrian Alawites if the Bashar al-Assad regime falls.
Palestinian negotiators put forward proposals on security and borders during talks with Israeli representatives in Jordan, Palestinian media reported Tuesday.
Israeli and Palestinian representatives will meet in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday in an effort to relaunch negotiations between the two sides after more than a year of deadlock, Jordanian state media reported.
In a move that could further erode already soured relations with Turkey, Israeli lawmakers on Monday debated whether to establish an official day marking what Armenia describes as a genocide 96 years ago.
As Palestinian politicians meet in Cairo this week to discuss the long-awaited and much-delayed implementation of a national reconciliation agreement signed by political factions earlier this year, officials in the Fatah party of Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas have been surprisingly open and confident in their predictions of concluding a deal that will include their bitter rival Hamas.
Thousands of Palestinians celebrated the release Sunday night of 550 inmates from Israeli prisons, part of the second phase of the deal that won the freedom of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
A day after the Israeli government announced measures to curb a spike in right wing violence in the West Bank, a Palestinian mosque was torched and vandalized in what authorities suspect is the latest in a string of attacks against both Palestinian and the Israeli military targets by Jewish extremists.
There is growing concern in Israel about a spate of right-wing attacks. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.
In an attack Tuesday -- which an Israeli official termed an act of Jewish terrorism -- around 50 right-wing Israeli extremists infiltrated and attacked the Ephraim Regional Division Headquarters, an Israel Defense Forces military base in the West Bank.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks to CNN's Erin Burnett about the downed drone in Iran and cybersecurity.
Moshe Katsav, the former Israeli president, began a seven-year prison sentence on Wednesday for rape and other sexual offenses.
CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Sheikh Mohammed, PM of UAE, about life in the UAE, freedom of the press and security.
A leader of the United Arab Emirates discounted concerns about a nuclear-armed Iran in a CNN interview Monday, saying Tehran would find the ultimate weapon to be of little use.
Israel will release tax money that it was withholding from the Palestinian Authority, Israel's defense minister said Monday.
On Tuesday, for the second time this month, the Republican field will debate foreign policy, a topic that hasn't seen much attention in the race until now. The candidates will be fighting an uphill battle against the president's strong record on national security.
Jordan's King Abdullah made a rare visit to the West Bank Monday to hold talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as the Palestinian leader is expected to renew reconciliation talks with rival political faction Hamas later in the week.