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The 85-year-old has been in a coma since a debilitating stroke in 2006. (Getty Images)

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Health Worsens

Israeli hospital says his condition has “deteriorated in the past few days.”

01/02/2014

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to resume peace talks with Israel only after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave him a letter guaranteeing that the basis of the negotiations will be Israel's pre-1967 borders, two senior Palestinian officials said Saturday. (JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinians Agree To Peace Talks If Kerry Will Discuss ’67 Border Disputes

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to resume peace talks with Israel only after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave him a letter guaranteeing that the basis of the negotiations will be Israel’s pre-1967 borders, two senior Palestinian officials said Saturday.

07/20/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Paris this week to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to continue his push for an outline for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord. (Photo by Thaer Ganaim/PPO via Getty Images)

Violence, Massive Protests Worsen In West Bank Ahead Of Secretary Kerry Peace Talks

The violence comes ahead of a visit to the region this weekend by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who hopes to find a formula for restarting peace negotiations in the coming months. President Barack Obama has decided to make a new attempt to revive talks after largely ignoring the Israel-Palestinian issue during his first term.

04/04/2013

A Palestinian tutor teaches a class at a school in Gaza City on April 2, 2013. (credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

New Gaza Law Mandates Separate Classrooms For Boys, Girls

A new Gaza law mandating separate classrooms for boys and girls from age nine is another worrisome sign that the territory’s Islamic militant Hamas rulers are gradually imposing their fundamentalist practices, the head of a Gaza women’s group warned Tuesday.

04/02/2013

File photo of anti-missile flares. (credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel, US Successfully Test Anti-Missile System

Israel and the U.S. on Monday carried out a successful test of the next-generation Arrow 3 missile defense system, for the first time sending an interceptor into outer space, where it could destroy missiles fired from Iran.

02/25/2013

Craig Corrie, the father of U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was run over by an Israeli bulldozer during a demonstration in Gaza in 2003, displays a picture from the site where Rachel was killed, during a press conference at an east Jerusalem hotel, on July 11, 2011. (credit: AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Court: Military Not At Fault For Killing US Pro-Palestinian Activist

An Israeli court ruled Tuesday that the military was not at fault for killing a U.S. activist crushed by an army bulldozer during a 2003 demonstration, rejecting a lawsuit filed by her parents.

08/28/2012