In Yuma, Ariz., border patrol agents tout the success of a high triple-and double-layered wall. But such a fence is unlikely to stretch the entire border.
Israel agreed Sunday to dismantle 50 West Bank roadblocks after talks with Secretary of State Rice.
A consensus to isolate the group is fraying due to the lack of political results.
Cairo is working hard for a cease-fire, partly to curb Iran's growing clout.
The Shas Party, a key part of Israel's governing coalition, is pushing settlement growth.