The death of a Palestinian man in an Israeli jail is raising tensions in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Palestinian officials claim the man was tortured. Israel said it's still investigating. The funeral for the 30-year-old man was held Monday.
Israel's new parliament includes a record number of lawmakers who live in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. One of them is the first to be elected from the controversial settlement in the city of Hebron, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.
President Obama's first overseas trip of his second term will include stops in Israel, the West Bank and Jordan. The administration says Iran, Syria and the long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process are on the agenda.
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.
Two of the documentaries nominated for an Oscar are about the same thing: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They come at the issue from two different perspectives. One through the eyes of a Palestinian villager. The other Israel's top security chiefs.
In response to Palestine's victory at the United Nations last week, Israel has announced plans for the expansion of Jewish settlements. Condemnation of those plans has been swift and sharp. Some fear Israel is becoming more isolated diplomatically.
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.