Israelis and Palestinians are set to talk peace again, with a stable two-state solution the desired outcome for many. But any solution involving statehood for Palestine must address the tangled issue of the new state's borders.
Israel's military said that the airstrikes were in response to the first Gaza rocket attack in four years to actually hit an Israeli home. Hours earlier, the defense minister had said it was time to hit Hamas hard.
The Israeli defense minister said a crippling strike against the Gaza-ruling Islamist group is the only way to reduce violence. With a growing army presence near the Israeli-Gaza border, that option is becoming likely.
The fourth Qalandiya International exhibition opens with shows in the West Bank and Gaza, but also Lebanon and Germany, crossing borders the Palestinians themselves can't pass.
After being blocked at the border and detained for several days, US student Lara Alqasem will now be allowed to enter Israel. She'd been stopped due to her past support for a pro-Palestinian boycott campaign.
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