Some call it a proxy war, others call it a "shadow war," but whatever you want to call it, a tit-for-tat assassination campaign between Iran and Israel seems to be playing out across state capitals around the world.
The battle for the hottest mapping startup on the plane is finally over, and Google — the undisputed king of 21-century maps — has officially prevailed, purchasing the company for a reported $1.03 billion, apparently because the Tel Aviv-based Waze didn't want to relocate all the way to the belly of the Googleplex.
Israel has confirmed that a car bomb that went off at its embassy in New Delhi was targeting one of its diplomats, while another bomb near its embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia has been defused.
The latest in posturing from Iran involves reminding the world (and the U.S. in particular) that it has long-range missile that could hit the U.S. anywhere -- which is hardly surprising, since Israel was making that claim last week.
Today, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to support any group that confronts the "cancer" Israel, in an address broadcast on state TV.
In some of the more disturbing news you'll hear about the Middle East, U.S.Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is predicting an Israeli attack on Iran could come as soon as April and right now top Israeli security officials aren't doing much to convince us otherwise.
If what an Israeli minister said Thursday is true, Iran came close to developing a missile that could hit the United States before the facility developing it got destroyed in an explosion last November.
After seemingly everyone shuddered with dismay at a January 13 column suggesting that Israel should assassinate President Obama, Andrew Adler has resigned as the publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times.
It's unclear if he was being satirical or just insensitive, but Atlanta Jewish Times owner and publisher Andrew Adler more or less called for President Obama's assassination in his column last week.
It sounds like a laughable question but last night, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the editor of the Jerusalem Post that the two main enemies facing Israel are The New York Times and Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
Reliable exercise partners rarely postpone. And if they do, it's in poor taste to point fingers behind each other's back. But this week longtime exercise couple Israel and the U.S. are breaking all the rules.
Iran has apparently made arrests in last week's bomb assassination of a nuclear scientist there, but while it's said Israel was to blame for the attack, it hasn't said whether the people it's now questioning are actually from Israel or connected to it.
News outlets in Israel report that a planned military exercise was called off because U.S. officials didn't want to further antagonize countries in the Middle East, especially Iran.
When 32-year-old Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan was assassinated in a car bomb attack Wednesday, Iran immediately accused Israel of carrying out the attack. At this point, it's increasingly difficult to argue to the contrary.
A week after ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed up like concentration camp victims and compared cops to Third Reich officers, Israel is one step closer to criminalizing the swastika and other Nazi-related speech.
It's the most dangerous career track you could choose, if you believe Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency.
As Iran makes noise about possibly closing the Hormuz strait, Israel is planning its own missile defense drill with American help, and while the U.S. ally says the drill has nothing to do with Iran's recent muscle-flexing, Iranian press outlet described it as Israel trying to start a war.
On Saturday, members of what the AP and The New York Times call Israel's community of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested against secular Israelis by comparing them to Nazis -- a move which got the latter (predictably) riled up.
That Christmas tree ban that Shimon Gapso, the mayor of the Israeli town of Nazareth Illit, enacted last year still stands.
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Jon Stewart rates the Republican presidential candidates as they
pander appeal to the Republican Jewish Coalition.
In an interview with The Jewish Channel, Newt Gingrich appealed to Zionists with a very quotable opinion on how "an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs" are waging war against Israel.
It's a tough world out there for Obama administration officials seeking to speak candidly about Israel.
In today's tour of the Middle East, Iran finds its own Occupy movement, Israel sends a message about dating to American expats and a mystery explosion remains.... mysterious.
Perhaps President Obama and French President Nicholas Sarkozy have a burn book as well.
Israel stopped a flotilla of ships headed past its Gaza blockade today in a confrontation that went much more smoothly than the one that resulted in the death of eight Turkish citizens and one American in May 2010.
Yesterday, the U.S. responded to the United Nations vote admitting Palestine to UNESCO by curbing funding for the organization--and today, Israel is issuing its own rejoinder.
Palestine won a victory in its climb to full UN membership today when it was admitted as a full member to UNESCO, the organization's cultural body, in "a highly divisive move" opposed by the United States, Germany, and other nations, the AP is reporting.
The country is releasing Palestinian convicts in exchange for a soldier held by Hamas
Lawmakers say briefings bear out Iran's plot to kill Saudi ambassador
Around 1,000 Palestinian prisoners will be released in two phases
Al Arabiya reports that recent talks led to a breakthrough in prisoner exchange.
Radical settlers target both Palestinians and the Israeli government
Over the last 24 hours, moves by Abbas and Sarkozy have dampened America's role
A compromise plan would defer a vote while negotiations take place
The European Union hasn't expressed its opinion on the U.N. campaign
The Republican presidential candidate will lay out his unwavering support in New York
Mahmoud Abbas says he'll request UN membership for Palestine this week
Not a single Republican has signed onto a letter opposing Palestinian statehood
Worries about Egypt/Israel peace after a mob storms the embassy in Cairo
Reactions to a report that the FBI bugged the Israeli Embassy in Washington
Turkey has downgraded its diplomatic ties with Israel over a Gaza spat
The findings may further damage Israeli-Turkish relations
That Jewish voters wrongly think rival is Jewish is only his latest problem
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