The Supreme Court gave the government 45 days to explain why it hasn't taken down the illegal outpost of Migron in accord with the 'road map' peace plan.
Membership in the EU would be a win-win-win.
The latest stops in his Mideast tour included the rocket-besieged Israeli town of Sderot and the West Bank town of Ramallah.
For Palestinians in areas of Jerusalem seized in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, the attack reinforces their precarious status in-between their countrymen in the West Bank and Israel.
In Israel, the media focused on possible breakthroughs in which the US played no role, highlighting low expectations for Rice's trip.
The Islamist militant group has controlled the coastal strip for a year now and says it will not relent to international pressure.
Mobile phone service in Gaza Strip and the West Bank could spur investment – and bolster prospects for peace.