They've been talking about it. They've been negotiating about it. Some have used violence to achieve it. Now, say Palestinians, they'll finally become a state. Metro met Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for an exclusive interview.
Fasting is a turning away from "received" knowledge and an embracing of the knowledge of the body itself. Each passing day it becomes harder to believe that the conflict in this part of the world has anything to do with religion.
Israeli and Palestinian eyewitnesses say that Jawaher Abu Rahma, a Palestinian woman, died after inhaling tear gas fired by the Israeli military at a demonstration. We interviewed two people in attendance.
Jews who lived for centuries as good citizens of Arab countries would have loved nothing more than to pledge loyalty to a "Muslim and democratic state" in return for the same freedoms, rights and protections that Arabs enjoy today in Israel.
It won't be all smooth sailing, but economic progress on the West Bank may undercut those who advocate violence and confrontation, as more and more Palestinians and Israelis see a sliver of hope for the future.