"Among young people..., peace is perceived as something troublesome and old-fashioned. The left is unable to convey the terrifying price, no less, that each one of us is paying for the occupation and for the lack of a diplomatic solution."--Rami Livni explains Israelis' apathy to peace in an Op-Ed in today's Haaretz.
- Abbas: I have backing for push for UN upgrade - Abbas seeks recognition for Palestine as a nonmember observer after a previous failed attempt. (Haaretz)
- Israel paying hundreds of thousands of shekels to move West Bank settlers’ mobile homes - Caravans are owned and rented out by an organization called ‘Amana,’ which supports settlements in the West Bank and other areas of Israel. (Haaretz)
- Envoys: Monastery arson damaged Israel's image - Media outlets in Italy slam Israeli security forces for 'failing to apprehend Jews' who vandalized Latrun Monastery. Deputy FM Ayalon: Not the Jewish, Zionist way. (Ynet)
- Filipino girl adopted by Palestinians awaits miracle - Girl from Philippines was left outside monastery as baby, adopted by Palestinian family. Authorities who recently detained girl's biological mother decide to deport her; 'I'd die before having her taken from me,' says Palestinian mother. (Ynet)
- '90210' star blasted over Israel visit - Shannen Doherty's announcement on Twitter that she'll be traveling to Jewish state next week met with attacks from pro-Palestinian activists. (Ynet)
- Al-Jazeera's website hacked by Assad loyalists - Qatar-based satellite news network's site, which has been covering Damascus revolt, flooded with images of Syrian flag, statements supporting Assad regime. (Agencies, Ynet)
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