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  • President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    The most prominent Israeli-American business leader in the United States, Haim Saban, says President Obama needs to do more to show his support of Israel, in light of the President’s comments last week suggesting Israel needs to return to its pre-1967 borders to achieve peace with the Palestinians.

  • Potentially Dangerous Places For US Tourists Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:12 AM ET
    Summer is the time when the most Americans travel abroad. Some visit family and friends; others simply sightsee. Our neighbors Mexico and Canada are by far the most popular. The U.K. is a distinct third, while Germany, Italy and France are fairly close together in occupying spots 4-6. In all, the government tracks visitors to the top 38. Some travelers like to go to more exotic and far - flung destinations, very few of which make it onto that list. There's another travel list kept by the governm

    Summer is the time when the most Americans travel abroad. But US travelers should be aware of the State Department's list of countries carrying a travel warning. Learn more.

  • This footage purportedly show protests in the southwestern town of Daraa on 18th March 2011.

    Instability has spread to nations that the United States considers vital to its interests and to chances for peace in the Middle East, the New York Times reports.

  • Charting The Mid-East World Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 1:32 PM ET

    Stocks are under pressure as unrest continues in the Middle East and it’s had an even bigger impact on oil prices.

  • "DRJ" explains what this heavy options activity says about the emerging markets.

  • Green Grows Limited Leaders Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
    Solar plant in Lucainena de las Torres, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain

    Global leadership in the sector is still fragmented—the U.S. China, Brazil and Israel can all lay claim in certain fields—but there's no doubt the sector’s center of gravity is moving slowly from the developed economies to the emerging markets.

  • Suspicious Bank Letter Was Greeting Card: NYPD Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 12:53 PM ET

    New York City police say a suspicious letter sent to a midtown Manhattan bank turned out to be a greeting card from a headhunting firm.

  • Jerusalem Breaks Tourism Record Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 3:29 PM ET

    Official statistics released Monday reveal 2010 was a record year for tourism in Jerusalem.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNBC Tuesday that his country averted some of the economic problems that Europe is facing now by acting “early on.”

  • In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 8:06 AM ET

    Deep inside the computer worm that some specialists suspect is aimed at slowing Iran’s race for a nuclear weapon lies what could be a fleeting reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament tale in which the Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destroy them.

  • Former Israel Official: Sanction Iran's Top Bank Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 4:52 PM ET
    United Nations, New York city

    On the eve of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's address to the United Nations General Assembly Israel's just departed UN Ambassador says she believes sanctions designed to slow Iran's nuclear program only have a chance to work if Iran's largest bank, The Central Bank of Iran, is directly targeted by the international financial community.

  • Farrell: The Flotilla Raids—A Fatal Blow to Allies? Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    The Israeli-Turkish alliance so abruptly shattered in the past few days may have been born of military necessity, but it was still real.

  • Farrell: Israel's New Troubles & Turkey's New Power Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 10:01 AM ET

    With one action, Turkey now appears to be the defender of the Palestinians in Gaza, usurping the role that Iran has been trying to claim. Israel was trying to keep control of Gaza and will claim they were provoked and attacked first.

  • Web Extra: Debt Drama in Europe? Think Teva Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 8:04 PM ET

    This company not only should escape Europe’s troubles, it should benefit from them.

  • Israel Lifts iPad Ban as Fears Over Disruptions Ease Sunday, 25 Apr 2010 | 1:46 PM ET
    Apple iPad

    Israel on Sunday lifted a ban on Apple's popular iPad tablet computer, ending restrictions that had been imposed over concerns the gadget's wireless signal could disrupt other devices.

  • Israel Pushing to Make the World Greener Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 1:36 PM ET
    Eilat, Israel

    Israel perhaps has more to gain than anyone else from going clean and green. Right now, Israel is almost fully dependent on fossil fuels that pollute the country. Israel still gets its oil from secondary sources, because Arab nations won't sell to Israel directly.

  • The Middle East's Most Competitive Countries Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 8:09 AM ET
    As one of the the most difficult economic climates in generations continues, Western countries still dominate the top 10 slots in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, led by Switzerland and the United States. But in the Middle East, 13 countries continue their upward trend of recent years, with a number of countries measurably improving their competitiveness. In this respect, significant differences between countries persist. In many energy exporting countries, abundant oil

    While America took a big hit during the financial crisis, many Middle Eastern economies grew. Click to see where these countries rank globally and regionally.

  • Fuzzy Ducky's Fun Day Plucking Flowers Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 1:19 PM ET

    The Dayton Daily News in a cartoon challenges Vice President Joe Biden to say that three times quickly. It could make for a great spot on U-tube.

  • Farrell: I Always Did Like the Italian Lira Friday, 26 Mar 2010 | 9:59 AM ET

    Having had a son live in Italy for four years some time ago I got very comfortable with the lira. I loved spending a million or two for a cup of coffee. It was an out of mind experience to think in lira type numbers. It looks like there might be a chance to go back to the good old days.

  • Farrell: With Allies Like These... Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | 10:10 AM ET

    You expect antagonisms to some extent with "non allies" but you would hope the allies wouldn't pile on when the administration is embattled like it is.