Israel to release up to 150 Palestinian prisoners later this month.
Readers write about aid discrimination in Burma, President Bush's Mideast trip, and Jimmy Carter's Hamas talks.
He'll celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary, but meet with Israel's Olmert and Palestinian territories' Abbas separately.
The nomination isn't his yet, but his aim now is to unify Democrats.
The wide-ranging survey, conducted in 34 countries, also found that Russia's status has significantly increased.
Israel agreed Sunday to dismantle 50 West Bank roadblocks after talks with Secretary of State Rice.