Palestianian leaders are meeting in Ramallah to discuss the latest US proposal to bring peace to the Middle East. But as Israel and Palestine continue to clash over preconditions for renewed talks, the road to peace remains fraught with peril.
King Abdullah II has flown to the West Bank to meet with Palestinian President Abbas for the first time in five years. The trip is being viewed as a message to Israel, particularly over a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site.
Israel has again banned men under 50 from entering the contentious holy site in Jerusalem for Friday prayers. The move comes after more than 100 people were injured in clashes.
Israel has removed metal detectors at the al-Aqsa Mosque, but Palestinians are still unhappy with the new security measures. The Jerusalem Muslim community has continued to boycott the site.
The atmosphere has grown increasingly tense as every day the death toll in the Temple Mount crisis grows. Israel has the power to stop it and must return to reason, argues Tim Assmann.
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