Pope Francis hosted the presidents of Israel and Palestine to the Vatican for a prayer summit on Sunday evening in a move meant to inspire a renewed interests in peace talks from both sides.
By Kayla Ruble
In charged acts of political symbolism, Pope Francis stopped at some of the holiest sites for Jews and Muslims during a trip to the Middle East. Pope Francis called for renewed peace talks, and became the first pontiff to refer…
By PBS NewsHour
News Wrap: Christmas Eve celebrated around the world; Airstrikes in Syria…
Christmas celebrations started around the world today.
A second round of negotiations between Palestinian and Israeli officials was overshadowed Monday by Palestinian threats not to address substantive issues until Israel agrees to stop settlement construction around Jerusalem.
A day after a deadly suicide bombing aboard a Jerusalem bus killed 11, Israeli forces occupied the city of Bethlehem, the home of Thursday's attacker.
Palestinian police resumed patrolling the streets of Bethlehem Tuesday after Israeli troops left the town as part of a newly brokered security deal that could be a test for a more permanent cease-fire agreement.
A 38-day standoff between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen at the Church of the Nativity ended Friday.
Negotiators have reached a deal to resolve the 38-day standoff between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.
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