US President Barack Obama's first meeting upon landing in Tel Aviv for his first visit in Israel as president on Wednesday will take place in the afternoon at the residence of President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem.
Gallup poll finds that in run up to President Obama's visit to Israel, Americans' sympathies lean heavily toward Israelis over Palestinians, 64% vs. 12%; matches high from 1991 poll taken during Gulf War.
EU rejects Franco-British push to lift arms embargo to Syrian rebels; Merkel warns lifting of embargo would lead Iran, Russia to step up arms supplies to Assad, says weapons could fall into hands of Hezbollah.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton led Europe’s leaders in heralding the announcement of a Tunisian government by the country’s National Constituent Assembly, in the aftermath of last month’s administration collapse amidst widespread riots in the North African country.
US President tells Channel 2 that Washington has over a year until Iran capable of building a nuclear bomb, but US ''doesn't want to cut it too close''; says he has no plans to immediately release Pollard.