Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of renewed Mid-East peace talks. Hopes are high the two sides will find a lasting peace.
A ceasefire along the Israel-Gaza border has largely held after the worst flare-up in fighting since 2014. However, the situation remains as explosive as ever.
A blast in Gaza has killed two people and injured one. The explosion comes hours after a truce between Israel and Palestinian militants was announced.
US President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has criticized Mahmoud Abbas for refusing to meet with him. Kushner said the peace plan would go on, with or without the Palestinian leader.
The UN General Assembly has voted to condemn Israeli violence against Palestinian protesters in Gaza. A US attempt to blame Hamas failed to pass.
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