US President Barack Obama will emphasize the importance of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal later today. His message has been underscored with an attack by Palestinian militants in Gaza who launched rockets into southern Israel earlier today.
One rocket exploded in the courtyard of a house in the border town of Sderot. The other landed in an open field. No one was hurt. Our Middle East Correspondent John Ray says this kind of attack has become rare in recent months.
President Barack Obama set aside Middle East politics today to marvel at the beauty of the ancient archaeological city of Petra.
For all the warm words from the Barack Obama during his trip to Israel this week, an Israeli apology might have the most lasting impact.
President Obama appealed to young Israelis to pursue the path of peace with the Palestinians, during his visit to Israel.