The Israeli government's latest settlement expansion, just days before another round of peace talks, is nothing to worry about, according to Secretary Kerry.
The Monitor looks at which Palestinian prisoners are being released and why, and how that is playing with both publics.
The release of 26 Palestinian prisoners and the approval of West Bank settlement expansions has both Israelis and Palestinians crying foul.
A number of Israelis and Americans say that fear of being cast as rejectionist may keep the parties at the table.
Two sets of secret talks seeking a 'grand bargain' – between Israelis and Palestinians and between Obama and the GOP on fiscal issues – involve current and former US senators. Can that chamber's style bring solutions?