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.
Israeli officials see opportunity to turn Gaza over to Egypt to provide services.
In an interview, key Hamas strategist Mahmoud Zahar discusses how his movement has been preparing for a potentially imminent Israeli assault on Gaza.
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.