Violence is escalating in Israel and Palestine but no one is sure whether this is another uprising.
The Israeli Parliament approved a law allowing prisoners on hunger strike facing death to be force fed sparking criticism from rights groups.
US churches, inspired by the sanctions campaign against apartheid SA, want to send a message to their leaders to "stand on the right side of history".
Israel says the UN's decision to recognise the London-based Palestinian Return Centre is "outrageous", and says it has links to Hamas.
Despite his unusually pragmatic outlook, Turgeman predicted that periodic conflict with Hamas in Gaza appeared inevitable.
Following Israel's refusal to grant Blade Nzimande a visa to visit Palestine, a group says the act was an "insult to the SA government and people".
Binyamin Netanyahu’s contradictory statements on whether or not he supports a two-state solution are so at odds that they are hard to reconcile.
A jury found two groups liable for six shootings and bombings between 2002 and 2004 in the Jerusalem area.
Palestinians must liberate themselves but, against a powerful enemy, they need any help they can get.
The South African transition from apartheid is not a model for Palestinians, given the ANC government's current state.
The US has criticised the ICC's preliminary probe into war crimes allegedly committed by Israel in Gaza as "counterproductive to the cause of peace".
The United Nations has confirmed that Palestine will be a member of the International Criminal Court from April 1, heightening tensions with Israel.
A UN resolution for a Palestinian state and the end to the Israeli occupation fell short of being adopted by the Security Council.
A source in the Public Investment Corporation, a shareholder in Woolworths, says the company invests money from the Government Employees Pension Fund.
The synagogue slaughter in Jerusalem this week has introduced a tense new dimension to the conflict in the region.
While Israel expressed shock at the attack, Hamas has praised it, calling for more following the suspicious death of a Palestinian bus driver.
France follows other countries, such as Sweden and Britain who held votes this year, on whether or not to recognise Palestine as a state.
The group urged Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians, and demanded the country probe violations committed during repeated assaults on Gaza.