Among the scores of Palestinian prisoners who Hamas wants freed in exchange for Israeli Sgt. Gilad Shalit is Marwan Barghouti, the most popular man in Fatah.
Some see a risky 'one-state solution' as the only remaining option in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Though largely symbolic, the law could be having lasting implications.
In a country divided between the centrist Kadima and hawkish Likud parties, a new kingmaker emerges from the far right.
Israeli and Palestinian officials met in Cairo Sunday in a bid to bolster the current cease-fire.
Israel and the US don't want rebuilding homes to become rebuilding Hamas.
Officials have pledged to rebuild the coastal enclave.
On Thursday he named George Mitchell as a special envoy, and he has already signaled that the US will reengage the region.