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Israel, Palestinians deeply divided despite renewed peace talks

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians remain far apart over terms of any peace deal, officials from both sides made clear on Wednesday, a day after talks resumed in Washington for the first time in nearly three years.Full story

Israel blocks EU projects in West Bank

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has blocked the European Union from aiding tens of thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank, in retaliation for an EU ban on financial assistance to Israeli organizations in the occupied territories. Full story

New EU rules endanger Middle East peace process

  New labeling rules from the European Union could endanger the latest attempts at Middle East peace. Israel has reacted angrily to an EU instruction not to put "Made in Israel" on things produced in Jewish settlements in the West Bank - because the settlements are illegal.

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  Israeli air strike in Gaza; stabbing in West Bank

Israel says it killed a "key terror figure" in an air strike in the Gaza Strip today. Meanwhile, a Palestinian stabbed to death an Israeli settler in the West Bank. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Prisoner's death sparks violence in West Bank

Thousands of Palestinians - among them masked gunmen - took to the streets of the West Bank for the funeral of a prisoner who died in an Israeli jail. His family says he was tortured while Israel claims it was a heart attack in what threatens to becomes a new uprising. ITV’s John Ray reports.

  Christians, Muslims pray to halt Israeli security wall

Families in a West Bank town call on divine intercession to stop the construction of a barrier they say will separate residents from their own land. NBC News’ Yara Borgal reports.

  Palestinian detainee's death sparks clashes

Tensions flared in the West Bank after the death of a Palestinian detainee who died in an Israeli prison. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  President Obama to Visit Israel

CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama is going to travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan later this year.

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