While the Israeli military presses its offensive against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank continues. Even on security matters, the Palestinian Security Forces are still cooperating with Israelis.
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.
Shyreen Ziadeh runs a dance studio in Ramallah, in the Palestinian Territories. It's not what she dreamed of doing, but it's all she can imagine doing these days. She introduces ballet to youngsters, and gives them a refuge from everyday life.
In the contentious relationship between Israel and the Palestinians, prisoners in Israeli prisons play a major role. And they could prove to be both a stumbling block and an opportunity as the two sides consider restarting their peace process.
Samer Issawi had been on a hunger strike for more than 200 days while in an Israeli prison. Issawi is one of the nearly 5,000 Palestinians being jailed in Israeli prisons for various charges. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Palestinians haven't voted in a presidential election since 2006, frustrating many. A local TV producer decided to take that frustration and channel it into a reality TV series, just in time for President Barack Obama to come to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
For years the Arab world was inspired by scenes of the Palestinian intifada. But now many in the West Bank say it's unlikely that Palestinians will be inspired to protest by the waves of unrest sweeping the Arab world. Daniel Estrin reports from Ramallah.
Last night, a ten month moratorium on building Jewish settlements in the West Bank expired, putting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the difficult position of deciding whether to continue with the talks. The BBC's Jon Donnison has more.
Israeli officials have criticized a reconciliation deal between the rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas. Under the agreement, an interim Palestinian government will be formed and a date fixed for elections. Matthew Bell reports.
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.