U.S. Tries To Restore Ties Between Turkey And Israel

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Diplomacy, Sanctions And A Nearing Red Line With Iran

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Ahmed Fahad sells ice cream from a Styrofoam cooler through tangled traffic at the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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At Israeli Checkpoint, Tear Gas And Ice Cream A Way Of Life

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel stands with an Egyptian army official as he salutes before laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Hesitant To Act On Claims Of Chemical Weapons In Syria

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Israeli students snap photos of the Syrian landscape from Mount Bental in the Golan Heights, which is occupied by Israel. Israelis have even watched Syrian troop and rebel movements from here. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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In the Golan Heights: Stray Bullets And Spring Cleaning

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Syria Accused Of Repeatedly Using Chemical Weapons

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How Chemical Weapons Could Change Strategy For Syria

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A top Israeli military official on Tuesday accused Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime of using chemical weapons in recent fighting in Syria. Syria has denied using such weapons. Assad is shown here at the Opera House in Damascus in January. Anonymous/SANA/AP hide caption

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Workers repair the Cafe Hillel in front of candles for the victims of a suicide attack in west Jerusalem on Sept. 10, 2003. Eight people, including the bomber, died and several dozen were wounded by the explosion that went off near the popular cafe. Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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D.A. Mishani is also the editor of international fiction and crime literature at Keter Books in Israel. Yanai Yechieli/Courtesy HarperCollins hide caption

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A Syrian rebel patrols the area in the Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern city of Aleppo, on Thursday. Dimitar Dilkoff /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syria Conflict Brings Middle East Leaders To White House

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Salam Fayyad passes through an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank town of Hebron in January. This week, he resigned from his post as prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kerry Hopes 'Shuttle Diplomacy' Will Spur Mideast Peace Talks

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