Israel has intensified its bombing of Gaza, destroying the headquarters of the Hamas government in the city and dozens of other buildings. A ground offensive might be imminent
The Obama administration is reassessing its mediating role in the Middle East peace process after seeing little progress. US Secretary of State John Kerry, who had brokered talks, has drawn criticism for his role.
The Mideast peace process has reached a 'critical stage,' according to US Secretary of State John Kerry. He has called on the Israelis and Palestinians to demonstrate leadership and salvage their faltering negotiations.
Dr Khalil Shikaki has his finger on the pulse of Palestinians in both the West Bank and Gaza after over a decade of carrying out political polls. DW talked to him about the latest setbacks in the peace talks.
Israeli forces have shot dead at least three Palestinians at a refugee camp in the West Bank town of Jenin. The violence comes as the two sides work to agree on a US-backed framework peace agreement by an April deadline.
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