Ambassador Chris Stevens was known as an exceptional diplomat who valued contact with regular people. Many who worked with him years ago were shocked to learn that Stevens was killed in Benghazi last week. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem.
President Obama visited the West Bank Thursday to meet with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Obama said the US supports a sovereign Palestinian state, and that the Palestinian people deserve an end to occupation.
Shay Charka is perhaps the only syndicated Israeli cartoonist living in a West Bank settlement. And while he's against giving the Palestinians land in exchange for peace, he doesn't fall in with the radical extremists either.
Palestinian protesters fed up with Israeli settlements going up on Palestinian-owned land are trying a new tactic. They're building settlements, out of tents and shacks, first. So far they haven't lasted but, really, that's not the point.
On Sunday, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas hosted an unprecedented meeting with several hundred Israeli students and activists at his Ramallah headquarters. The Israeli Army ordinarily forbids visits of its Jewish citizens to the Palestinian city. And Abbas had conciliatory words for his visitors.
Daniel Estrin reports on the resignation of the Palestinian parliament. Members of the ruling Fatah party hope the move will give them more credibility ahead of scheduled legislative and presidential elections in September.