Israelis and Palestinians both face heated political contests that are adding to the volatility between Israel and Hamas after a six-month cease-fire broke down last week.
On Hebrew language billboards and newspaper ads, the Palestinian Authority promotes an Arab peace initiative to skeptical Israelis.
By adding females to the police force, Palestinian officials hope to improve the image of their security forces.
Forming a single binational state is among the alternatives being raised to the two-state solution.
Enduring peace must be built from the bottom up.
Aryeh Deri, jailed for bribery in 2000, tries for a comeback in the Jerusalem mayoral contest as Israel reels from several high-profile political scandals.
Hamas arrested senior Fatah officials in Gaza on Friday, capping off one of the worst weeks of conflict between the two Palestinian factions.
Explosions and a Hamas-led crackdown on the rival Fatah Party has raised tensions to their highest levels since Hamas seized control of the Palestinian territory in 2007.
Tuesday's incident appears to mark the third time this year that Palestinians inside Jerusalem have been involved in attacks on Israelis.