Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of renewed Mid-East peace talks. Hopes are high the two sides will find a lasting peace.
Modi and Abbas' first-ever meeting in the West Bank comes as the Palestinian leader seeks to replace the US as the sole mediator between Israelis and Palestinians.
In a rare UN speech, Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international mechamism to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict. The Palestinian leader slammed the US, which he said could no longer be the sole peace mediator.
The Israeli cabinet has approved a proposal to legalize an unauthorized West Bank outpost. The decision was approved unanimously and came in response to a killing there last month — allegedly by Palestinian assailants.
Israel security forces say they have killed a Palestinian man who helped kill Rabbi Raziel Shevah in January. More than 19 Palestinians have been killed amid violence following US President Trump's Jerusalem decision.
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