The first meetings between Palestinian and Israeli officials have been hailed as 'positive' and 'constructive'.
Palestinians had something to celebrate when their golden boy from Gaza, Mohammed Assaf, was announced as the winner of "Arab Idol".
Singer Mohammed Assaf has had messages of support from Palestine's president, despite being arrested more than 20 times by Hamas for his singing.
Palestinian women are turning their kitchens into a much-needed source of revenue — and fellowship.
The Syrian regime has deployed lethal chemical weapons in recent months, according to Israel's top military intelligence analyst.
United States President Barack Obama made his first official visit to Israel this week, amid warnings from some of Israel's leading supporters.
Israeli prime minister's aides accused United States president of interfering in Israel's elections.
Three weeks later, Gaza City has almost returned to what passes for normal in this overcrowded, impoverished and war-ravaged strip of land.
Despite its prosaic name, E1 has the potential to kill off hopes for a viable Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, say opponents.
In Gaza, the emergence of militant organisations beyond the control of the ruling Hamas make the consequences of Israel's operation unpredictable.