A salesman at Ferster Quality Hats in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood Mea Shearim suggests rabbit felt hats made in Hungary for around $200. Twice the price of made-in-China, but he says they last much longer. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Oct. 29, 2004: Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat boards a helicopter in the West Bank city of Ramallah en route to a hospital in France. He died weeks later. Scott Nelson/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Palestinians dance with pictures of singer Mohammed Assaf as they celebrate his Arab Idol victory along the streets of Gaza City Saturday. Adel Hana/AP hide caption

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Yusra Hammed, 15, puts the finishing touches on a drawing on a wall inside her family's home in Silwad, a village in the West Bank. Hammed says, like many Palestinian girls, she does not throw rocks at Israeli soldiers; but she expresses her opposition through alternate channels, such as art. Emiliy Harris/NPR hide caption

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Palestinian Girls Look For Ways To Protest, Without Stones

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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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Tarik al-Nakib (left) says Gaza Strip police officers picked him up on the street and forced him to get his hair cut recently. He's growing it out again in a style similar to that of his friend Mohammad Abu Ramadan. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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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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