Israel agreed Sunday to dismantle 50 West Bank roadblocks after talks with Secretary of State Rice.
Cairo is working hard for a cease-fire, partly to curb Iran's growing clout.
In the West Bank Tuesday, Secretary Rice urged Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table.
In the volatile West Bank city of Hebron, Israelis and a Palestinian leader met in search of a unique solution to the conflict.
Readers write about affirmative voting, bombings in Israel, judicial elections, and drilling in polar bear habitat.
Meeting in Cairo fails to mend the divide between President Abbas and Hamas over Gaza border.