New Year's in October? And this is the year 5777? In Israel and for Jews around the world, it is. Its celebration is joyous but with a focus on God's judgment, redemption and the sweetness of life.
There is a growing sense that a military showdown between the US and Russia is inevitable. In Syria and throughout the Middle East, minor players are likely to step aside and run for cover.
Attended by leaders around the world, the funeral of Shimon Peres facilitated a number of encounters - including a handshake and words between PM Netanyahu and PA President Abbas.
Did you miss the live broadcast from Jerusalem of the funeral of Shimon Peres? No problem. Here is a video copy...
When he was in Washington D.C. last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated in an informal interview at the Hudson Institute. One of the questions he was asked is this: "What role did God play in the creation of Israel." This is a transcript, and video clip, of the entire question and Netanyahu's intriguing answer.
Today Shimon Peres' lies in state at Israel's parliament, the Knesset. Leaders around the world are descending on Jerusalem to attend tomorrow's funeral, including US President Obama and the UK's Prince Charles. This a video clip and written report about the ceremonies.
Beloved in Israel as a founding father, Shimon Peres's life was characterized by resilience, optimism and perseverance. The belief that informed his visions for peace was humanistic Judaism. It is a world view from which he constructed the Oslo Accords. And it was the basis for the swan song of his life: the dream to establish a United Nations of Religions.
Israel regards the United States as its closest and most important ally in the world. Accordingly, it has a keen interest in this years Presidential campaign. Last night the candidates, Trump and Clinton, debated. This is one Israeli perspective on that debate and what the contest means.
What would it be like to sit down with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and, in dialogue, ask him about Israel's relations with Russia, the US, China, Africa, Latin America and more? Last Friday it happened. This a transcript, and video, of that exchange.