Ibrahim Shomali, a Palestinian priest, offers Communion under the olive trees of the Cremisan Valley in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. This is part of a regular protest against Israeli plans to build a section of its West Bank barrier here, which would separate Palestinians from their agricultural lands. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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A Decade In The Making, West Bank Barrier Is Nearly Complete
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Soldiers of Israel's 33rd Caracal Battalion take part in a graduation march in the northern part of the southern Israeli Negev desert on March 13. The Caracal was formed in 2004 with the chief purpose of giving women a chance to serve in a true combat role. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Women In Combat: Some Lessons From Israel's Military
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British cosmologist Stephen Hawking gives a talk to workers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on April 9. Eric Reed/Cedars-Sinai/AP hide caption

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An image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows an airstrike hitting the area around Damascus, Syria, early Sunday. AP hide caption

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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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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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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for a meeting in Israel's parliament, the Knesset, on Thursday. Netanyahu has reached agreement with other factions to form a coalition government following an election in January. Gali Tibbon /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Weeks Of Wrangling, An Israeli Government Takes Shape
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The story of "Prisoner X" is dominating the media in both Australia and Israel. William West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The "prisoner x" story is front page news in Australia. William West /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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