Pope Francis prays during a visit to the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, earlier this week. While in the Holy Land, the pontiff extended an invitation to the presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to join a prayer meeting at the Vatican. Debbie Hill/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Father Ibrahim Shomali, a Palestinian priest, holds prayer vigils every Friday in the Cremisan Valley near Bethlehem. Israel is planning to build a wall, citing security needs, on agricultural land here owned by a local monastery. Shomali has asked Pope Francis to intervene. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert leaves Tel Aviv's district court Wednesday. Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison and a fine of 1 million shekels ($290,000) for his role in one of the country's worst-ever corruption scandals. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Microbiologist Nof Atamna-Ismaeel took the top prize in the fourth season of Israeli reality cooking show Master Chef. Courtesy of Channel 2 hide caption

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A key, symbolizing the Palestinians who lost their homes at the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, sits at the entrance of the West Bank city of Jericho, on Feb. 22. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Samuel Sheinbein, 18, arrives at the Tel Aviv District Court in this March 22, 1999 file photo. He was killed in a prison shootout on Sunday after being imprisoned for 17 years. STAFF/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Nimrod Vider, an Israeli who owns a cafe in the Jordan Valley, part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. He says he would be willing to leave the West Bank if the Israeli government thought it was the right thing to do. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second right, stands with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, left, Minister of International Relations Yuval Steinitz, second left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni at Netanyahu's office on May 23, 2013, in Jerusalem. Uriel Sinai/UPI /Landov hide caption

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