Palestinian activist Issa Amro advocates nonviolence in the West Bank city of Hebron. He recently talked a teenage girl out of an attack, but acknowledges it can be difficult to persuade young Palestinians to his position. In the background, Israeli soldiers patrol an olive tree grove next to his home, which the army has declared off-limits to non-residents. Daniel Estrin for NPR hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blasted the European Union plan to begin labeling products produced in Israeli settlements. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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At Rukab's Ice Cream Parlor in downtown Ramallah, servers can stretch some flavors over a foot. Emily Harris/NPR 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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The indictment against 24-year-old Palestinian Ayman Mahareeq says comments he posted on Facebook illegally insulted the West Bank police force and the Palestinian Authority, which governs the West Bank. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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For many commuters, standing in the parking lot after driving to work wouldn't be noteworthy. But for rheumatologist Anas Muhana, it's a big deal. He's one of only 100 Palestinian West Bank residents now permitted to drive his own car, with its white-and-green plates, to his job in Israel. The Israeli military banned Palestinian-plated cars for the past 15 years. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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One of the first homes going up on land bought and sold as part of a Canadian-Palestinian investment firm's effort to properly register plots. Much land in the West Bank is not registered and has no title deed, creating problems for economic development. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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A Palestinian family leaves the visitors center at Rawabi. Tanya Habjouqa for NPR hide caption

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Palestinians held rallies last November, like this one in the West Bank city of Nablus, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2004 death of Yasser Arafat. Palestinians are increasingly frustrated with the two decades of on-and-off peace talks that have not led to an independent Palestinian state. Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Stav Shaffir, 29, left, is considered a rising star in the left-leaning Labor Party. Anat Roth, 40, is a candidate for the Jewish Home Party. Daniella Cheslow for NPR hide caption

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The Bedouin camp has a black plastic water tank near a school built from mostly mud and tires. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Shlomy Mizrahi, an Israeli real estate agent, stands near a sign at the entrance to a Palestinian village in the West Bank. The Israeli government bars Israelis from entering the Palestinian towns for their safety. Mizrahi lives in the nearby Israeli settlement of Ariel and sells homes there. Tanya Habjouqa for NPR hide caption

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