Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has caused a stir by repeating that women may, under certain circumstances, read the Book of Esther aloud, even for men.
As Israel welcomes the weekendís rains from its nearly dry winter, EMS Mekorot has been working on capitalizing the much-needed wet commodity.
An Egyptian-hosted donors’ forum for rebuilding Gaza may force Israel to open up the crossings for materials that also can be used for terror.
The Likud might be able to draw Kadima defectors, giving it a stronger presence in the Knesset without a unity agreement that Livni has rejected.
After a delegation of filmmakers met in Tehran over the weekend, the government demanded that Hollywood apologize for past portrayals of the country.
Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American reporter who worked as a freelancer in Iran for six years, was arrested after she bought a bottle of wine.
In her first foray into Middle East diplomacy, Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in the region with a pledge of $300 million for war-torn Gaza.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said that forces remaining in Iraq would be consolidated to fewer bases to mitigate risk.