Palestinians are expected to ask for recognition of statehood from the United Nations in September. But as The World's Matthew Bell reports, activists are divided on whether that would actually lead to the statehood Palestinians so desperately desire.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says Israel would be generous with the size of a Palestinian state but that the border could not rest at pre-1967 lines. The World's Matthew Bell visits the West Bank to see how the Jewish residents there view the debate.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Matthew Bell in Jerusalem about reaction there to news that Egypt is permanently opening its Rafah border crossing. The Rafah border is the only way in and out of Gaza that does not pass through Israel.
The World's Matthew Bell reports that Israelis are anxiously watching events in the Middle East. What many in the west laud as an "Arab Spring" appears deeply disturbing to Israelis, who worry about what uncertainty lies ahead.
The World's Matthew Bell reports that the Israeli government has announced new Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank. The announcement came after five members of an Israeli family were stabbed to death over the weekend in a West Bank settlement.
The World's Matthew Bell reports on today's cancelled "Day of Rage" in the West Bank. The protests were called off over concern that popular anger could instead turn against Palestinian officials themselves.
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.
Now that Mubarak is gone, Israel is hoping that its fragile peace with Egypt can survive. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's Matthew Bell who is back in Jerusalem after spending some time in Cairo.