For years, boycott efforts in Europe seemed to be only symbolic gestures. But several major efforts announced in the past year, including one by the EU, are raising alarm.
Israel will postpone announcing settlement expansions until after Kerry leaves the region, but the continued growth is but one of many major sticking points in peace negotiations.
The American Academic Studies Association approved a resolution to support a decade-old effort to boycott Israeli academic institutions.
Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority will exchange water from filtration plants to feed thirsty towns and agriculture. A more ambitious plan for a new canal is still up in the air.