Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of the Gaza blockade flotilla crisis has further isolated Israel in the world and strained relations with Washington. Can a tough nationalist emerge as a statesman?
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad brought the PA back from the brink once. Now he wants to create Palestinian settlements, in effect, to counter Israeli moves.
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Arab countries needed to step up support. Meanwhile, Hamas test-fired a rocket that could reach Tel Aviv suburbs.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict will not be the only issue on his visit to Israel.