Israeli Arab supporters of Mohammad Allan hold signs during a rally in the Israeli city of Ashkelon earlier this month. Allan spent his college years as an activist, fighting for Palestinian rights as a member of the student wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group. Tsafrir Abayov/AP hide caption

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In the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Mea Sharim, men wear dark pants, long dark coats and black hats. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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People in Paris dance at the "Tel Aviv beach event" on the banks of the Seine River on Thursday. Every summer, Paris celebrates a different seaside city. But the choice of Tel Aviv this year sparked protests from pro-Palestinian activists, who head a rival "Gaza beach event." Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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Afaf Shini, a host on the Palestine 48 TV channel, holds a reading card with the satellite channel's logo during a morning broadcast in Ramallah in July. Israel shut down operations just days after the launch. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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Israeli artist Matan Pinkas sits in the "Iranian Embassy in Jerusalem," a cultural project in the works by the Jerusalem art collective Hamabul. Daniel Estrin hide caption

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Ora Mor Yosef, a quadriplegic Israeli woman, had a surrogate child via a niece who underwent the procedure in India and gave birth in Israel. But Israeli authorities, including the High Court, ruled against Mor Yosef, and the baby has been in foster care for more than two years. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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President Obama hosts leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David, Md., on May 14. The president gave assurances that the U.S. would support its allies in the region concerned over Iran's growing influence. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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The Weinfeld Family, 2009. Photographer Frederic Brenner, who took this photo, created This Place, an exhibit that features the work of 12 internationally acclaimed photographers in Israel and the West Bank. Frederic Brenner/Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery hide caption

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Farmer Efi Cohen inspects almond trees on a kibbutz south of Jerusalem. The Israeli government says it's safe to use treated sewage water to irrigate tree fruit, but not all crops. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Qatari official Mohammed al-Emadi (left) visits Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City on March 12. Israel has accused Qatar of financing Hamas weaponry but still allows Qatar to spends millions in Gaza on aid and development projects. Ashraf Amra/APA/Landov hide caption

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The Hadera desalination plant is one of five built in Israel after a severe drought in the 1990s. Along with conservation efforts and water recycling, the plants have helped end Israel's chronic water shortages. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (center) with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Lausanne, Switzerland, after talks over Iran's nuclear program wrapped up in April. Brendan Smialowski/AP hide caption

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Ari Zivotofsky (right) with his son, Menachem, outside the Supreme Court in 2011. Menachem, now 12, was born in Jerusalem, but the court ruled Israel cannot be noted as the birthplace on his passport. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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A young man walks by holes made by the Egyptian military to destroy smuggling tunnels connected to Gaza. The demolitions have put pressure on Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza and has long counted on smuggling tunnels as its lifeline. Ahmed Abd El Latif/AP hide caption

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