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.
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.
President Obama visited the West Bank Thursday to meet with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Obama said the US supports a sovereign Palestinian state, and that the Palestinian people deserve an end to occupation.
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.
Israel's prime minister says if anything comes of peace talks, the public would get the chance to vote yes or no on it. But even though polls suggest Israeli's support peace with the Palestinians, it's unclear how they might vote in a referendum.