Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tried to smooth over a breach in relations with the United States.
The Palestinians pulled out of peace talks on Wednesday as a protest at Israel's approval for new homes in a Jewish settlement in east Jerusalem.
Egyptian security forces clashed with a pro-Palestinian convoy led by George Galloway, a British member of parliament.
Palestinian authorities have begun a rare military trial of security officers accused of torturing a Hamas suspect to death.
The United Nations investigation of the January war in Gaza is the most damning indictment yet of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians.
Rory McCarthy looks at the man who is set to become Israel's foreign affairs minister.
In May the US state department told seven Fulbright scholars from Gaza their scholarships were cancelled.
One of Tzipi Livni's greatest challenges will be to restore some integrity to the tainted Israeli political system, writes Rory McCarthy.
Controversial plans for the first new settlement to be built in the occupied West Bank in almost a decade have been revived by Israel.
Israeli police say they suspect the Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, of "serious fraud" after questioning him for a third time on Friday.