By adding females to the police force, Palestinian officials hope to improve the image of their security forces.
Sheikh Ishaq Abdel-Jawad Taha issues scores of religious rulings every day to average Palestinians and also participates in interfaith dialogue with Israelis.
By defeating the ultra-Orthodox Jewish party, Nir Barkat will bring secular politics. But he will likely take a hard line with Palestinians.
Readers write about peace between Israelis and Palestinians, how leadership builds the public's trust in government, and single-issue voters.
On Thursday in Egypt, Israeli President Shimon Peres backed the 'spirit' of a Saudi proposal that offers Arab recognition of Israel.
Readers write about expanding Internet access, how Israeli settlements effect relations with the Palestinian Authority, nuclear waste, and expanding your family via adoption.
President Bush's $48 billion Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief could see cutbacks.
In Arab East Jerusalem, Islamist groups are gaining more of a foothold through charity, such as free iftar meals during Ramadan, opening schools, and offering services.
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.