US Secretary of State John Kerry is shuttling between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, trying to secure approval for a proposed deal.
A German court's ruling that allowed Kuwait Airlines to deny an Israeli travel has focused attention on an enduring multination boycott of Israel. Kuwaiti law prohibits companies from doing business with Israelis.
A selfie of Miss Israel and Miss Iraq taken in Las Vegas and posted by both contestants on Instagram has unleashed a digital diplomatic debate. Intended as a message of peace for the Middle East, it has drawn criticism.
British Foreign Secretary Balfour endorsed creating a Jewish homeland in Palestine in 1917. It was a time shaped by ideas and empires long since gone. Yet a century later, arguing about Balfour is again in vogue.
Palestinian officials have slammed plans by the Trump administration to shutter the PLO's mission in Washington DC. The rupture in relations could have major implications for the White House's Middle East policy.
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