An Israeli government panel has recommended that most ultra-Orthodox men be required to join the army. Should the recommendation become law, those dodging the draft on religious grounds would be penalized.
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.
Israeli settlers are increasingly threatening and outright attacking Israelis they consider traitors. The actions are the "price tag" for supporting Palestinian, anti-settler causes. Matthew Bell reports.
As the Obama administration struggles to push Israel and Hamas toward some kind of a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian anger sparked by the Israeli military campaign in Gaza is spilling over into the West Bank.
At first glance, the Palestinian economy appears to be booming: People are out on the streets, and small shops are packed. But the territory is under Israeli military control, and heavily dependent upon international aid.