Syrian anti-government protesters demonstrate in Banias on April 29, the "Day of Rage" called by activists to pile pressure on President Bashar Assad as his regime enacted a violent crackdown on dissent. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iran Suddenly Turns Silent As Protests Spread In Syria

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Israeli left- and right-wing activists demonstrate in Tel Aviv on April 21, when prominent leftist Israeli intellectuals signed a petition in favor of creating a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders. Ariel Schalit/AP hide caption

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Fatah, Hamas Deal Could Affect Mideast Peace Process

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Fatah, Hamas Reach Deal To End Rivalry

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An Israeli man rides a tractor in the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, near the Israeli-Syrian border on June 1, 2007. Some worry that political unrest in Syria could threaten peace in the area. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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Israel Takes Wait-And-See Approach To Syria Unrest

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Poll Surveys Egyptian Attitudes Since Uprising

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Israel Says Palestinian Statehood Bid Would End Talks

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Greg Myre and Jennifer Griffin returned to Jerusalem last October, for a Race For The Cure breast cancer event. The walls of Jerusalem's Old City are in the far background, lit by pink lights for the occasion. Greg Myre and Jennifer Griffin hide caption

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Starting A Family, Reporting From A 'Burning Land'

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U.S. Hopes To Jump-Start Israel-Palestinian Talks

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Palestinian youths mourn the death of Juliano Mer Khamis outside the Freedom Theatre in Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank on Apr. 5. Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Actor-Director Mourned By Both Israelis, Palestinians

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Egyptian-American Blogger Held In Syria Released

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Goldstone Retracts Part Of U.N. Report On Gaza

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Unrest In Syria Raises Alarm In Washington

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Film Based On A Palestinian Girl's Life Stirs Controversy

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