Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled their war-torn country in hopes of safety in neighboring countries. But for Syrians of Palestinian descent, they find they're not as welcome in neighboring Jordan as native Syrians.
Israeli officials have said they will push ahead with new settlements in a sensitive area of the West Bank, in retaliation for Palestinian officials move to get recognition at the United Nations. U.S. officials have protested and European countries have taken even stronger actions.
Palestinians scored a diplomatic victory on Thursday when the United Nations General Assembly granted their request for nonmember observer status, rejecting a call from Israel and the United States to put that off until Israel and the Palestinians reach a permanent peace agreement.
Yasser Arafat died some eight years ago, but the investigation into his death only recently turned a surprising corner. On Tuesday, investigators exhumed his body to try and determine if radiation poisoning was behind his death.
The Israeli action in Gaza continues and the Palestinian protests have reached the West Bank. On Tuesday, Palestinians took to the street, where they were joined by Palestinian Authority security forces — a sign the authority is concerned this attack may hurt its standing in the eyes of Palestinians.
Lena Ibrahim, a Palestinian-American, is watching the unfolding crisis between Israel and Hamas with alarm. She has friends who still live in Gaza and as the death toll mounts, she's worried about their safety.
The violent clash between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza strip continues, with death tolls rising as the conflict seemingly expands. For the first time since the Gulf War in 1991, rockets landed in Tel Aviv, though no one died. More than a dozen Palestinians, as well as three Israelis, weren't so fortunate.
U.S. presidents often talk of their hope to find peace in the Middle East and they practically always talk about their support for Israel's security. But on the ground there, expectations are much lower. And perhaps with good reason.
East Jerusalem has long been tough for emergency responders to get to. The area's many streets don't have names, or numbers, meaning directions have to be given by landmarks. Jerusalem's municipal government is working to change that now, but many Palestinians who live in those neighborhoods are skeptical.
Israel wants to tie peace with Palestinians to reparations for Middle Eastern Jews who fled to Israel
There's movement, slight, to restart the stalled Israel-Palestinian peace process. But Israel wants to introduce a new element to the discussion. They're seeking compensation for Middle Eastern Jews forced from their homelands, in exchange for compensation for Palestinian refugees.