Meir Ben-Zagmim at the strip mall.
A Place To Study: Ariel Greenbaum is part of a group of 150 families who have moved to Akko.
Ancient View: The Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan (right) sits next to the Mount of Olives.
Pragmatic View: Former mayor Mohammed El-Adarah argues that placing hope in the Israeli planning system is futile.
Missed the Train: Oren Trablesy regrets not buying a place in his hometown of Sderot when he had the chance several years ago. Now prices are shooting up beyond his reach.
A Life With Advantages: Hillel Halkin?s home in Zichron Yaakov has a cozy, rural feel.
Bone of Contention: The settlement of Ariel juts into the West Bank, cutting it in two.
Chava Hershkovitz, winner of last year?s Miss Holocaust Survivor pageant, sees reason for hope.
Keep Hope Alive: Chava Hershkovitz, winner of last year?s Miss Holocaust Survivor pageant, sees reason for hope in Iran?s softening on the Shoah.
Unfit for Consumption: Palestinian children in the West Bank village of Wadi Fuki swim in water considered too polluted to drink.
Rebels in the Dark: Ultra-Orthodox youths who support drafting Haredi youth into the Israeli military use traditional ?pashkevil? posters to make their point.
Free for Now: Sudanese immigrants will not be rounded up and imprisoned. Authorities now say a harsh new law will only apply to those who arrived after it was passed.
Boycott Boost? Israel?s government was hoping to toss a bone to the right wing by upgrading a college in the West Bank settlement of Ariel to university status. It could just end up helping the movement to boycott Israel.