• President was encouraged to instill hope in Palestinians even if he cannot make major strides on a two-state solution while in Israel.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 12, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Israeli President Simon Peres speak during a brief ceremony in the president's residence, on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Incumbent Israeli prime minister gets an extension after failing to build a broad government that includes the ultra-Orthodox parties.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 02, 2013, 4:41 PM EST
  • In this March 16, 2012 file photo, runners are seen passing the Tower of David during the second annual marathon in Jerusalem.

    Palestinians want a boycott of the race because its route passes through east Jerusalem, their desired capital in a two-state solution.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 02, 2013, 10:08 AM EST
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry adjusts his translation earphones while listening to German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, not pictured, at a news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.

    In coordination with European allies, considering non-lethal assistance to carefully vetted fighters opposed to the Assad regime.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 26, 2013, 10:25 PM EST