COMET-ME was established to help some of the dozens of Palestinian villages that aren't hooked up to any electric grid. By setting up solar panels and wind turbines, the company provides power to villages that previously had none.
In Israel, there's a concerted effort to get more Christian tourists to visit the Holy Land and visit the churches, and shrines that dot Israel and the West Bank. There's a financial incentive, as each tourist typically spends about $1,700 but also a political motivation. They're hoping to make each tourist a sort of ambassador of Israel.
In a recent speech, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged the Israelis to restart the stalled Palestinian peace process and engage proactively with its neighbors. The country has become increasingly isolated, diplomatically, in its region.
The so-called "price tag" attacks are reprisals against Palestinians and Israelis they view as collaborating with the Palestinians by tearing down settlements that Israeli government considers to be illegal.
An exchange between Hamas and Israel is underway this morning. Gilad Shalit is back home in Israel and nearly 500 Palestinian prisoners are headed for Gaza, the West Bank or other parts of the Middle East.
Palestinian militants kidnapped Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, more than five years ago. He's become a political symbol inside of Israel, and he may be released in days.
On the heels of Mahmoud Abbas's dramatic request for Palestinian membership into the United Nations, the leader is riding a wave of popularity.
Palestinians in the West Bank celebrated the official bid for statehood in the UN. Many Palestinian Americans, however, worry about what statehood would actually mean.
One group of Palestinians wouldn't mind a US veto of Palestinian membership into the UN: Refugees who believe membership would leave them out in the cold.
The Israeli government says they're not against Palestinian statehood -- where they have objections is how the Palestinians are going about it.