In a rare display of public disagreement, both chiefs of Israel's intelligence services over the past decade have voiced serious misgivings about key policies of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Iran and the Palestinians.
Only hours before Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu touched down in Berlin for talks last week, Chancellor Angela Merkel's administration announced that it would stop pumping billions of euros' worth of crude oil payments into Iran's coffers.
Why are British planes bombing Libya? Humanitarian intervention - that's the answer.
Consider this: until two months ago, Libya was a new friend - and a textbook example of the kind of cold, calculated, national interest-driven foreign policy that would get results and save the West from sentimental but ill-conceived efforts to export democracy to the Middle East.
Israel’s Defence Minister Ehud Barak has met Foreign Minister William Hague in London to discuss an “urgent return to negotiations.”
Speaking after the meeting last night, Mr Hague said: “I had a constructive wide-ranging meeting with Defence Minister Barak. I underlined that the UK unreservedly condemns the murder of the family in Itamar on March 11.”
The capture of an arms shipment from Syria, bound for Gaza, revealed attempts by Hamas to obtain advanced capabilities with which to threaten Israeli shipping and natural gas installations in the Mediterranean.
The German-owned Victoria, a container-ship on a routine voyage through ports in the eastern Mediterranean, took on a shipment in the Syrian port of Latakia on Monday.