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Despite efforts by both Israeli and Palestinian security forces, a rash of violence in Israel has continued unabated, fueled by an online communal anger among Palestinians.
With the shared regional threat of the Islamic State and a nuclear Iran, some top Israeli security officials say now's the time for peace talks with Israel's moderate neighbors.
Studio Aya has produced detailed renderings of nearly every key challenge involved in dividing Jerusalem between Israel and the future Palestine.
A date hasn't been set, but early Israeli elections are all but a lock.
The National Assembly's non-binding vote to urge recognition of a Palestinian state passed 339 to 151, a significantly smaller margin of victory than in similar recent votes elsewhere in Europe.
Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. is usually marked joyously. This year the only thing that seemed to elicit cheer in Gaza was rockets fired at Israel.
But intermittent fire punctured the lull in fighting and neither Israel nor Hamas have indicated a willingness to discuss a lasting cease-fire.
Anger is building in the West Bank amid the ongoing Israeli operation in Gaza, particularly toward Palestinian Authority security forces trying to tamp down demonstrations.
Palestinians in northern Gaza fled south as Israeli tanks rolled over the border. A hospital for the disabled took a direct hit in a stepped-up Israeli bombardment.
Anonymous Israeli artists have graffitied the names and ages of some of the nearly 200 Palestinian casualties to make sure Israelis notice the growing death toll in Gaza.
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