Jewish settlers in West Bank prepare for end of building freeze as US races to rescue talks

Israel: Settlers brace for end of building freeze

Violence erupts in east Jerusalem after deadly shooting of Palestinian, clouding peace efforts

Violence in east Jerusalem clouds peace efforts

Mideast Muslims start holy month of Ramadan, fasting from sunrise to sunset in sweltering heat

In Mideast, Ramadan fast begins in sweltering heat

Israeli prime minister warns Hamas after Gaza rocket attack on Israel

Barack Obama

Explosion levels Gaza Hamas commander’s home; Palestinians blame Israeli strike, Israel denies

Barack Obama

Israeli military to prosecute, discipline soldiers for actions during Gaza war

The White House

West Bank tensions divide roads, pushing Palestinians onto dangerous, time-consuming byways

Separate roads push West Bank Arabs to the byways

Israeli commandos storm aid flotilla, killing at least 10 and sparking protests

Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama
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Israeli firefighters say West Bank mosque fire likely set deliberately

Firefighters: West Bank mosque fire likely arson

Palestinians delay ban on working in Jewish settlements because of economic hardships

Palestinians delay ban on work in settlements

Fires damage West Bank village mosque, olive grove; Palestinians blame Jewish settlers

Fires rip through West Bank mosque, olive grove

Fire damages West Bank village mosque; Palestinian mayor suspects arson by Jewish settlers

Fire damages West Bank mosque, burns holy books

Israeli police storm Jerusalem holy site to stop Palestinians throwing objects at tourists