Ross, who has worked on Middle East issues for several presidents, makes his case, but gets push back during a University of Minnesota forum.
The exchange of Hamas rockets and Israeli missiles began on July 8. A look at a few telling metrics, which only begin to shed light on the conflict.
An American couple wants their son’s passport to read, “Jerusalem, Israel,” not simply “Jerusalem.” The court will consider whether a 2002 US law giving them that option trumps a State Department policy.
The Middle East is becoming a hotbed of online entrepreneurs. E-commerce sales grew 70 percent in 2011, outpacing all other regions.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Kuwait have pledged a total $12 billion to Egypt as it struggles to get back on its feet.
With much of Gaza’s farmland swallowed by Israel’s buffer zone, experts say urban aquaponic farms can curb food insecurity in the cramped territory.
A Pew Center poll found that large majorities worry that an influx of arms — from Western or Arab sources — will increase violence and instability in the region.
The Shiite militant group in Lebanon has sent drones over Israel in the past, linking their use to Israeli violations of Lebanon’s airspace.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who resigned this weekend, was liked by the US, but he had less approval at home, where many saw him as a lackey of the West.
As Egypt continues its descent into chaos, a major financial backer appears to be bowing out.
Obama’s speech in Israel, as well as the reaction to it, have left a deep impression on Israelis.
On his first visit to Israel, President Barack Obama may have brought a new peace plan hidden in the most visible place possible: his new secretary of state.
President Obama arrived in Israel today for a regional visit in which he will have to juggle three rapidly ticking time bombs: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Syria’s war, and Iran’s nuclear program.
Disappointed with the Obama Administration, Palestinians don’t expect much from the 5 hours the president will spend in the West Bank next week.
It’s a vital distinction that, as evidenced by US reluctance to intervene in Syria, could influence the outcome of the conflict.
Kidnapping for ransom is one of the few forms of economic activity to flourish here as the civil war in neighboring Syria cripples the tourism industry and erodes the authority of the state.
Tunisia’s leading party, the Islamist Ennahda, is struggling to deliver prosperity and stability. Even some supporters who flocked to the party after the revolution are questioning its performance — and what it should do next.
Jordanians turned out to vote in record numbers in yesterday’s parliamentary elections, but many, even those who voted, see the system as stacked against change.
The Palestinian government is using the Christmas season to recognize the birth of Palestine as a state.
Spurred by the recent Gaza conflict, continued settlement expansion, and a stalled peace process, Palestinian support for a military operation against Israel has jumped 20 percentage points in a year.