TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's newfound natural gas reserves will boost its regional clout and could help it improve ties with neighboring states in need of new energy sources, Energy Minister Silvan Shalom said. Full story
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria may pull its peacekeeping troops from the Golan Heights, evacuating the U.N. buffer zone, its defence minister warned on Tuesday, as Syria and Israel exchanged fire across a long dormant frontline now inflamed by civil war. Full story
SHEIKH ZUWAID, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian army and police forces stepped up roadblocks in north Sinai in a hunt for militant Islamists who kidnapped seven security officers last week, a security source said on Tuesday. Full story
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's coalition government presented a divided front on Palestinian statehood on Tuesday as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepared a new mission to revive long-defunct peace talks. Full story
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military denied on Tuesday a claim by Syria that its armed forces destroyed an Israeli vehicle on the Golan Heights. Full story
Syrian State television broadcast footage of a jeep which it says is an Israeli military vehicle being used by rebel fighters in Qusair. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.
Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli forces on Nakba Day, a day when Palestinians commemorate the loss of their homes in the 1948 war that resulted in the creation of Israel. NBCNews.com’s Dara Brown reports.
Clashes erupted between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces near Bethlehem a day ahead of the anniversary of what Palestinians refer to as "nakba." It commemorates the mass displacement of Palestinians following the creation of Israel in 1948. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.
Syria has become a battleground between the Shiites (the Syrian government allied with Hezbollah and Iran) and the Sunni powers, comprised of the Syrian rebels, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. NBC’s Richard Engel reports.
Former Rep. Patrick Murphy, former captain with the 82nd Airborne, talks with Rachel Maddow about the confusing mess that is the civil war in Syria and the foolishness of war hawks like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham who want to take the U.S. to war there despite the lack of any discernible
Jamie Doft near the Jerusalem walls during his visit to Israel. **For use with Paul Goldman story**
Jamie Doft sitting on a tank at the armory museum in Israel. **For use with Paul Goldman story**
Israeli gas platforms are seen in the Mediterranean sea, some 15 miles west of the port city of Ashdod, in this February 25, 2013 file photo. Israel's newfound natural gas reserves will boost its regional clout and could help it improve ties with neighbouring states in need of new energy sources, E
Israel's Energy Minister Silvan Shalom listens during an interview with Reuters at his office in Tel Aviv May 21, 2013. Israel's newfound natural gas reserves will boost its regional clout and could help it improve ties with neighbouring states in need of new energy sources, Shalom said. Picture ta