US Secretary of State John Kerry has gone from Jerusalem to Ramallah to continue lobbying for a framework for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
A German court's ruling that allowed Kuwait Airlines to deny an Israeli travel has focused attention on an enduring multination boycott of Israel. Kuwaiti law prohibits companies from doing business with Israelis.
Palestinian officials have slammed plans by the Trump administration to shutter the PLO's mission in Washington DC. The rupture in relations could have major implications for the White House's Middle East policy.
Rival Palestinian political factions have agreed to hold elections by the end of 2018. The announcement came after two days of reconciliation talks in Cairo between Fatah and Hamas.
A selfie of Miss Israel and Miss Iraq taken in Las Vegas and posted by both contestants on Instagram has unleashed a digital diplomatic debate. Intended as a message of peace for the Middle East, it has drawn criticism.
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