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Palestinian, Israeli officials argue Mideast peace

The Palestinians and Israelis aren't officially talking to each other directly, but on Friday senior Palestinian and Israeli officials spent nearly two hours on the same stage trading sometimes heated accusations and blaming each other for delaying progress toward a peace settlement. Full story

Rights group criticizes Hamas treatment of Israeli

Human Rights Watch charged Friday that Hamas militants are violating the rules of war by prohibiting a captive Israeli soldier from having contact with his family and the Red Cross. Full story

Resilient Lebanon attracts tourists, money, glamour

BEIRUT (Reuters Life!) - Two years ago, Lebanon was reeling from a crisis which brought gun battles onto the streets of Beirut, forced its airport to shut, and threatened to pitch the tiny Mediterranean country back into civil war. Full story

Dr. Ruth talks sex education, charity

Cause Celeb talks with Dr. Ruth Westheimer about why she educates people about sex, her need to do something worthy in her life, her many charitable causes and her newest project for PBS. Full story

Fearing expulsion, Palestinians stay home

The Helou family is so worried about getting expelled to Gaza by Israeli authorities that they're all but trapped in this West Bank town. They couldn't even leave to get their disabled son the best possible surgery to let him walk. Full story

Palestinians slams Israeli plan to expel Hamas

The Palestinian president has denounced Israel's plan to expel four politicians from Jerusalem because they belong to the Islamic militant group Hamas. Full story

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  Crisis management defines Obama White House

A Daily Rundown panel talks about the Obama administration’s handling of the situation in the Gulf as well as the new threats posed by Israel and Iran.

  Growing up behind the blockade in Gaza

Israel's blockade against Gaza is not only preventing goods from getting in, it's also preventing Palestinians from getting out--and with half the population comprised of children under 15, many Gazans are being denied a future. NBC's Tom Aspell reports.

  Israel rejects probe into flotilla raid

Facing worldwide condemnation, Israel maintains that its commandos had the right to use deadly force during a raid of aid ships headed to Gaza. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.

  Israel rejects U.N. call for probe of deadly raid

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch and The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill discuss Israel’s claim that the naval commandos’ response was justified in this week’s flotilla raid.

  Ugly politics result from Middle East incident

Former Ambassador Edward Peck, who was aboard one of the flotilla ships attempting to pass through Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, discusses why both sides are blaming each other for the Israeli raid.

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