The World's Middle East correspondent, Matthew Bell, profiles Israeli cartoonist Shay Charka who lives in the West Bank. He hopes for peace with his Palestinian neighbors but doesn't believe that a two-state solution is possible.
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.
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.
Israelis laid its former prime minister Ariel Sharon to rest on Monday. The military commander-turned-politician stunned Israelis by making a political turnaround in 2005 and pulling thousands of Jewish settlers out of the Gaza Strip. To some, though, the move was totally in line with his focus on the country's security.
Democratic Senator Barack Obama met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders today, and Obama has been at pains to explain his position of the status of Jerusalem to both Israelis and Palestinians, as The World's Quil Lawrence reports.
Emotions have been running high in Jerusalem over the al-Aqsa mosque, Islam's third holiest site, which sits on the Haram al-Sharif or Temple Mount, next to the Jewish Western Wall, in Jerusalem's heavily contested walled Old City. Daniel Estrin reports.