Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to China this week seeking more trade with the world’s second-biggest economy. While his hosts welcomed the overture, they were focused on the Middle East peace process.
Poor U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Shortly after he announced that the U.S., as part of an effort to jump-start the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, would work to promote the Palestinian economy, their prime minister and well-respected chief economic guru Salam Fayyad resigned.
The resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, whose commitment to transparency reassured donor nations, may make it tougher for the Palestinian Authority to raise the foreign aid it needs to survive.
The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency for the first time in its regular annual budget contains funds to buy additional Iron Dome missile defense systems for Israel, according to documents and an agency spokesman.
Israeli troops dispersed crowds of stone-throwing demonstrators at several locations across the West Bank today as Palestinians took to the streets to protest the death of a Palestinian prisoner in an Israeli jail.
Gaza Strip militants fired rockets for the second time in less than 24 hours, as Israeli forces vowed to defend residents and carried out the first air strikes on the Hamas-ruled territory since a November offensive there.