At the Knesset on Thursday, the president spoke in visionary terms of Israel's future, saying that the core of the current regional conflict 'was an ancient battle between good and evil.'
The third annual Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival showcases the growing cultural split between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian officials met in Egypt Tuesday to hammer out possible terms for a six-month truce between the Islamist militants and Israel.
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.
Many Palestinians say they do not want to return to the regimen of daily violence.
In the West Bank Tuesday, Secretary Rice urged Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table.