This marks the highest-level contact so far between Israel and the Mohammed Morsi administration that took power in June following the country's first presidential elections.
Research groups say Israel may only suffer a 5 percent blow to GDP, but estimating the full cost of a war is a notoriously inaccurate undertaking.
The South African government has decided that all consumer goods produced on the West Bank must be labeled as coming from the occupied Palestinian territories -- and Israel is very angry.
Despite the tensions between Iran and Israel and confusion in the Persian Jewish community, many Persian Jews say they support Israel attacking Iran.
What could Israel use in a strike against Iran? How would Iran defend itself, and what could it do afterwards?
Iran announced an ungraded version of a short-range ballistic missile system, the Fatah-110 or Conqueror at a ceremony Tuesday presided over by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Last month, Iran claimed it successfully test-fired medium-range missiles which are capable of hitting Israel.
Seven Israeli teenagers were in the custody of Jerusalem police Monday in connection with the recent assault on Palestinian youths at West Jerusalem's Zion square which the Israeli authorities described as "lynching."
Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi will visit Iran at the end of August, the first time an Egyptian leader has visited Iran in more than 30 years.
Most collectors claim they are simply military historians, and not neo-Nazis.
Kansas Republican Kevin Yoder has apologized for swimming nude in the Sea of Galilee last August while on a trip paid for by the American Israel Educational Foundation -- an organization sponsoring these trips to "help educate political leaders".
The Israeli Defense Force has deployed an Iron Dome air defense system in the town of Eilat to intercept and destroy rockets, days after the town along the Egyptian border came under rocket fire, a military spokesperson said Monday.
During state-sponsored protests across Tehran, Iranians shouted "Death to America, death to Israel!"
Netanyahu is paying a visit to the U.N. General Assembly in New York next month where he will likely bump into U.S. President Barack Obama, or at least expect him to issue strong rebukes against Iran in his speech to the world.
Israel may be closer than ever to launching a unilateral missile attack against Iranian nuclear facilities, and debates over this explosive issue has reached a fever pitch in Tel Aviv.
The upcoming Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran, quite ironically, has become a stage to gauge the member nations' stand on certain international issues, though the world's largest single political coalition doesn't promise support to any major power bloc.