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  • Israeli Officials to Visit US; Iran Optimistic on Talks Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 6:15 AM ET
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    US-Israeli relations are expected to come under further pressure during a Washington visit by a high-level delegation from the Israeli government, to include Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak next Monday. 

  • How Long Will the Iranian Standoff Last? Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 7:22 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    The standoff - an escalating tit-for-tat combination of sanctions and counter-threats - is unlikely to be resolved in the coming weeks.

  • Inside Sodastream Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 2:35 PM ET
    Inside Sodastream

    Who knew that the hot company which allows you to make your own soda pop right in your house would be here in Israel? CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports.

  • Israeli Investing Amid Instability Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 10:33 AM ET
    Israeli Investing Amid Instability

    As the Iran threat grows, there's been a big change in how money is managed in Israel, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Israeli Business in the Danger Zone Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 7:42 AM ET
    Israeli Business in the Danger Zone

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details on how companies in Israel are conducting business close to Syrian and Lebanese borders.

  • Israel's Business Elite Weigh Iran's Nuclear Threat Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 4:37 PM ET
    Yuval Steinitz, Israeli Finance Minister

    By and large Israel’s business and finance movers and shakers are confident Israel will weather whatever storm comes at them and persevere on the business front.

  • Iran Tensions Spike After Nuke Talks Fail Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
    Iran Tensions Spike After Nuke Talks Fail

    Inspectors from the global nuclear watchdog agency left Iran with no satisfaction. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Jane Wells & Sharon Epperson discuss the impact on geopolitics, Israeli defense and oil markets.

  • Iran Solution: Sanctions or Bombs? Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 1:44 PM ET
    Iran Solution: Sanctions or Bombs?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera addressing the best approach to solve rising tensions between the West and Iran, with Helima Croft, Barclays Capital sr. geopolitical strategist.

  • Nuclear Inspectors to Return to Iran for More Checks Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | 5:04 AM ET
    Iran Nuclear site

    In a renewed effort to secure answers about the scope of Iran's nuclear program, inspectors from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are expected to return to Tehran this week.

  • Iranian Warships Enter the Mediterranean Sea: Reports Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | 6:18 AM ET
    An international oil tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

    Iranian warships entered the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal on Saturday, according to various press reports.

  • Gas Approaching $4 a Gallon This Summer: Gulf CEO Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 12:29 PM ET
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    The chief executive of Gulf Oil sees gasoline approaching $4 a gallon this summer despite declining demand as more refineries close and tensions heat up in the Middle East.

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem May 10, 2009. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM)

    Israel will bomb Iran and it’s increasingly likely to happen this year, according to Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura.

  • Daniel Yergin

    Pulitzer prize winning author Daniel Yergin, Chairman of IHS CERA, shared an excerpt on Iran from his latest book “The Quest: Energy Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.” The piece describes how the balance of power in the Gulf region could shift should Iran obtain nuclear weapons.

  • Why Was Stanley Fischer Excluded From IMF Race? Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 2:58 AM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen in Washington, DC.

    Stanley Fischer's candidacy for managing director of the International Monetary Fund was dismissed on grounds of age Monday, as the 67 year old is two years above the threshold of 65 demanded for the job.

  • Will Israeli Role Count Against Fischer? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 11:35 AM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen in Washington, DC.

    In the race to become head of the International Monetary Fund, nationality is one of many factors that can help or hinder individuals, but few candidacies have the potential to be as charged as that of the Bank of Israel chief, Stanley Fischer.

  • 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
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    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.