Israel says it is getting set to announce plans next week to build new jewish settlements - at the same time as it frees a third round of Palestinian prisoners.
Israel and Germany have restarted bilateral consultations after long-standing disagreements about settlement building. Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she agrees that Israel faces an increased threat from Iran.
Residents of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar are constantly living in fear that their village could be razed to the ground by Israeli authorities. Tania Krämer reports on how they're coping with the uncertainty.
The Palestinian president has said the US decision undermined the two-state solution to its conflict with Israel. Abbas also said the Palestinians will not accept a "biased" US as the sole mediator in the peace process.
There was hope that resolution of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians was imminent when the first Oslo Accord was signed in 1993. But the promise of a two-state solution any time soon has been all but dashed.
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