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Ruth Calderon, a religious scholar, recently became a member of Israeli's parliament and has been a leading voice on issues that often divide the country's religious and secular communities. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Israeli Politician Stirs Up The Religious-Secular Debate

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Violence has decreased in recent years, but there are still occasional clashes. Here, Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli soldiers on Aug. 9 near the West Bank city of Nablus. Nedal Eshtayah/APA/Landov hide caption

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Cement mixers in Rawabi, a planned Palestinian town in the West Bank, about 25 miles north of Jerusalem. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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The Complications Of Getting Running Water In The West Bank

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Palestinian Bashir Tamimi, 57, drinks water from a spring on land that he says belongs to his family. Teenagers from a nearby Israeli settlement built collection pools and brought in picnic tables when they saw no one using the spring. It has now become a source of conflict. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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A West Bank Spring At The Center Of Deadly Struggle

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Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, West Bank, on Friday. Shortly afterward, Kerry announced a "basis" for the Israelis and Palestinians to resume peace negotiations. Fadi Arouri/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks on the phone at Mafraq Air Base before boarding a helicopter to Amman on Thursday. Mandel Ngan /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Businessmen from Philadelphia practice with wooden cutouts of rifles at Caliber 3, a counter-terrorism training center amid Israeli settlements south of Jerusalem. Millions of tourists visit Israel each year and for those interested in Israel's security, for a price they can spend a few hours learning commando techniques. Emiliy Harris/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Tourists Become Israeli Commandos For A Day

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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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