2. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most moving images, a boy takes an impromptu rest, protesters rally for peace in Gaza, and more


  3. The week’s best editorial cartoons

    Artists take on the fighting between Israel and Gaza, unrest at the border, and more



  5. Israel commemorates its Memorial Day

    The country came to a nationwide standstill at 11:00 a.m. 


  6. Watching not one, not two, but three Bar Refaelis simulate sex with a puppet is apparently too hot for Israeli daytime television.

  7. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hastily dispatched to the Mideast on Nov. 20 to help end a week of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants. While a potential cease-fire is in the works, many people continue to report via Twitter that explosions are ongoing.

    10 incredibly moving images from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    (Source: theweek.com)


  8. An Israeli missile from the Iron Dome defense system is launched to intercept incoming rocket fire from Gaza on Nov. 17 in Tel Aviv. Photo: Uriel Sanai/Getty Images

    "The significance of rockets fired on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem should not be underestimated," says Amir Oren with Israel’s Haaretz. "The imaginary barrier has been breached, and in a war of attrition, psychology is considered very important, especially in a population hovering between hope and despair." 


    (Source: theweek.com)


  9. The Israeli military has launched a major assault on Gaza. And they’re live-tweeting it.


  10. PHOTO OF THE DAY: A young Palestinian hurls a stone at Israeli border police during protests against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Kdumim, in the northern West Bank village of Kufr Qaddum. AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh

    More telling photos from this week


  11. A young relative of one of the 1,027 Palestinian prisoners released this week by Israel stands wrapped in a flag outside his home.

    An Afghan balloon seller offers a splash of color against the otherwise neutral landscape of his village in Kabul.

    An Italian protester looks on as a police vehicle burns during a demonstration in Rome.

    Here, more of this week’s best photojournalism


  12. In a much-hyped speech, President Obama said the U.S. would help Tunisia and Egypt enact democratic reforms by offering both countries new aid and investment. He also endorsed, more clearly than ever, the idea of establishing a Palestinian state along pre-1967 borders as a way to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As well, Obama denounced regimes in Libya, Syria, and Iran for using violence to silence demonstrators demanding greater freedom. Did the president spell out a brave new vision for U.S. policy in the Middle East, or merely make a lot of empty promises?

    Here’s what the political responders are saying