Palestinian Authority
  • China's President Xi Jinping, right, and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason Lee, Pool)

    China has traditionally maintained a low profile in Mid East diplomacy, but in recent years has tried to play a more active role in the region.

    LAST UPDATE : May 06, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT
  • West Bank appeals court upholds prison term for man whose Facebook page contained a picture that allegedly portrayed the president as a traitor.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 28, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT
  • Israeli border policemen evict a Palestinian activist from an area known as E1 near Jerusalem, Sunday, March 24, 2013. Palestinian activists erected tents in the E1 area to protest Israeli plans for a new settlement in the area. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    The money, as much as $100 million a month, is key to the Palestinians' ability to pay tens of thousands of civil servants, the backbone of the Palestinian economy.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 25, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT