The West Bank city of Jenin was once called the "cradle of suicide bombers,ï¿½ and Israel has barred its citizens from going there for the past six years, but last week, Israel relaxed the restrictions for Arab Israeli citizens
The checkered scarf worn by Palestinian men, known as a keffiyeh, has become a powerful symbol of Palestinian identity, but as Piya Chattopadhyay reports, West Bank factories can no longer compete with the cheaper imports from China.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports on former President Jimmy Carter's controversial decision to meet with Hamas leaders during his visit to the Middle East this week; Hamas is considered a terrorist organization by both the US and Israeli governments.
The World's Quil Lawrence reports on a Palestinian town that's been left a no man's land by the Israeli security barrier, while pollution from the village is also forcing Israelis and Palestinians to work together to solve the problem.
Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions to prevent the move, siding with the authorities which say the village was built without the required permits. Palestinians say such documents are impossible to obtain.
Airbnb has announced it will remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move Israel called a "wretched capitulation" to boycotters and Palestinians hailed as a step toward peace.
“The abolition [of UNRWA] means erasing the existence of the refugee issue. We say to them that we insist on the existence of the agency as long as the issue of refugees is not resolved," says Taha al-Biss, leader of the al-Amari refugee camp in the West Bank.
Airbnb announced plans to delist rentals in the occupied West Bank in November, but was quickly engaged in lawsuits that alleged discrimination. The vacation website has reversed their decision, but is again fielding blowback.
Former US ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, spoke with Marco Werman about the US' decision to recognize Israeli settlements in the West Bank as legal. He explains the ramifications this decision could have for peace in the region.
Palestinian officials are hoping that the nearly-completed restoration will boost tourism at a time when the West Bank remains under Israeli occupation, plagued by a political stalemate and hobbled by high unemployment.