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.
The Monitor talks to three female filmmakers about the trials and triumphs of moviemaking in conservative societies.
Hizb ut-Tahrir moves to fill void left by Hamas in the West Bank
In the Shuafat refugee camp in Jerusalem, residents say that Israeli interests will trump theirs despite Bush's vow of a peace deal this year.
In Jerusalem Wednesday, the president called for two democracies, Israel and Palestine, to live side by side.
About 70 percent of the money from international donors will pay public salaries, while 30 percent is expected to be used for development, food relief, and other assistance.