Nov 8, 2013 — The comments come on the heels of separate reports by Swiss and Russian scientists that purportedly found elevated levels of polonium in and around the late Palestinian leader's remains. But the investigator refused to say whether he believed Arafat died from polonium poisoning. Israel has denied any involvement.
Nov 5, 2013 — NPR's Jerusalem correspondent Emily Harris is asking for your story suggestions on covering Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Aug 14, 2013 — The Israelis and the Palestinians have been holding on-and-off peace talks for the past 20 years. Yet none of the core issues have been resolved, and some appear even more intractable today than when the negotiators first sat down to the table.
Aug 12, 2013 — Rawabi, a privately developed Palestinian community, sits in the West Bank. The first residents are due to move in later this year, but its developer is worried about water. To get a pipe laid, Rawabi needs Israeli permission. Israel has cooperated, but the Palestinian developer says the cooperation has been "very slow and always incomplete."
Aug 11, 2013 — The housing minister has approved the construction of 1,200 new apartments, a move that threatens newly restarted peace talks.
Aug 5, 2013 — Israeli settlers turned the area near the spring into a picnic spot. A local Palestinian says the land has been in his family for generations. The fight is symbolic of the much larger battle over West Bank land.
Jul 19, 2013 — The details have not been finalized, but the sides appear close to resuming full-fledged negotiations after years of stalemate.
Jul 19, 2013 — The trip comes after Palestinians balked at some of the conditions for returning to negotiations. The Mideast peace process has been a priority for John Kerry as secretary of state. This visit is his sixth to the region in as many months.
Jun 22, 2013 — Palestinian Mohammad Assaf won the singing competition Saturday night, sending crowds of supporters into the streets in Gaza and the West Bank. "He shows that Palestine is not only a country of wars and battles," one fan said. "Palestine has talent, genius and nice singers."
May 30, 2013 — What's the most effective way to protest? Teenage Palestinian boys have a long tradition of throwing stones at, and getting arrested by, Israeli soldiers. Palestinian girls say they are no less patriotic, but most don't believe that stone throwing is the best way to achieve their goals.