Forced to rebuild using mud and animal-drawn carts, Gazans are increasingly frustrated with Hamas's hard-line policies.
Many Israelis see the president's decision to bypass Jerusalem as part of a broader shift in US priorities in the region.
Hamas has vowed revenge on Fatah after a shootout between the two factions in the West Bank that left six dead.
Not only are Fatah and Hamas deadlocked in a power struggle. Abbas’s own Fatah bloc has rejected his new government.
US solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reportedly include UN administration of Jerusalem's holy sites and no right of return for Palestinian refugees.
Readers write about what's wrong with journalism, why Israel must make concessions to the Palestinians, and why US media don't cover foreign news.
Ahead of his Monday meeting with Obama, who supports a two-state solution, the Israeli prime minister wants to make Iran's nuclear ambitions the focus of regional diplomacy.
Readers write about whether Obama is putting Israel at risk, how Pakistanis view the world, electric vehicles, and why the death penalty must end.