Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain (r.) talks with Samuel Joseph 'Joe the Plumber' Wurzelbacher, who made news during the 2008 presidential campaign when he asked Barack Obama about taxes, before speaking at a tea party rally at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 16. Mr. Wurzelbacher has filed papers to run for Congress in his home state of Ohio.
Even before the trigger kidnapping incidents, tensions were on a downward spiral. Both sides were losing hope that renewed US-brokered peace talks could bring about any result.
Israeli police have detained six Jewish suspects in the killing of Muhammed Abu Khudeir after some of the worst street unrest in a decade erupted in East Jerusalem.