Joshua Mitnick reports in the Washington Times concerning Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s reaction to former US President Jimmy Carter’s meeting with Hamas (1). In the Israel Policy Forum, M.J. Rosenberg presents an argument for land distribution regarding current settlements goalposts (2). Moran Banai and Mara Rudman examine the strategy that the US must utilize post-Annapolis in Middle East Progress (3). In the Arab News, Mohammed Mar’i reports that the expected year end peace agreement will not include an agreement on Jerusalem or refugees (8). Gulf News reports that the White House has urged former US President Jimmy Carter to not meet with Hamas leadership (10).

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