May 21, 2014
Pope Francis told 50,000 pilgrims in St. Peter's Square that his three-day visit to the Middle East would be a "pilgrimage of prayer."
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman dismissed international calls for Israel to investigate the killing of two innocent Palestinians after a video went viral of the incident.
Eight human rights organizations have asked Lebanon to halt their deportation of Palestinian refugees who are fleeing the Syrian civil war.
The U.N. has called for a probe into the killing of two unarmed Palestinian teenagers in the West Bank.
May 20, 2014
Security footage released by Defence for Children International has emerged of Israel's army shooting dead two innocent Palestinian teenagers as the walked unarmed in the street.
Jailed leaders Marwan Barghouthi and Ahmad Saadat announced that along with 120 fellow prisoners, they will go on hunger strike on Wednesday in solidarity with Palestinians currently being held under administrative detention.
Arab Idol winner Mohammad Assaf has been invited to perform at the 64th FIFA Congress opening ceremony in June.
Israeli envoy Ron Prosor publicly blasted the UN Palestinian agency on Monday, arguing that it "fuels false promises" when it comes to the right of return of the Palestinian people.
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni defended her decision to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
May 19, 2014
An adviser for the Gaza prime minister said the governments in the coastal enclave as well as the West Bank will offer their resignations once a unity government is agreed upon.
Hamas told reporters Sunday that the new Palestinian "consensus government" will be finalized over the next few days.
May 18, 2014
Israeli Defense Forces shot and wounded two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas and Fatah have reached an agreement on cabinet ministers for their new unity government.
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni recently met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in London. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said she was only representing herself and not Israel.
Despite the signing of a recent national unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah, arrests on the basis of political affiliation continue unabated in the West Bank.