Downplaying rift, Biden defends Obama's support for Israel
Speaking at a gala in Washington to mark Israel's Independence Day, U.S. vice president seeks to allay concerns over emerging nuclear deal with Iran • Biden promises Israel delivery of top-flight F-35 fighter jets next year to maintain its military edge.
Israel celebrates Independence Day with food, jets and rain
Despite unseasonably cold weather, some 150,000 Israelis traveled throughout the country's nature parks for family barbecues in celebration of Independence Day • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tries Israeli delicacy shakshouka at NYC celebration.
WATCH: Israel mourns and celebrates
Independence Day is preceded by days of remembrance • As the country transitions from lamentation to jubilation, opinion editor Steve Ganot speaks with columnists Ruthie Blum and Annika Hernroth-Rothstein about the meaning of our national holidays.
Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are US 'myth'
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tells military commanders to be prepared in light of U.S. threats against Iran • Deputy commander of Revolutionary Guards rejects inspections of military sites, saying this would be a "national humiliation ...
Israel, Palestinians agree on tax revenue transfer
Israel to transfer $473 million (1.85 billion shekels) of withheld tax revenues to PA following talks between Israeli and Palestinian officials • "It is important to us that PA residents live in comfort and dignity," IDF security official says. Daniel ...
Holocaust exhibition memorializes 1.5 million children
On eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yad Vashem launches new exhibition, giving expression to lives of 1.5 million children killed in Holocaust • Exhibition curator Yehudit Inbar: Despite their grim reality children still played, wrote and drew pictures.
Kim Kardashian has toddler daughter baptized in Jerusalem
American reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West arrive in Israel, visit 12th-century Armenian church in Jerusalem's Old City for baptism of their daughter, North West • Later, the celebrity couple dine with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.
Do not trust the Iranians, Netanyahu warns
Instead of making dangerous concessions to Iran, now is the time for the world to reassert and fortify its original demand for a better deal, prime minister says • Democratic Senator Bob Menendez: Congress has a duty to review any deal with Iran ...