Sec. Kerry and PM Netanyahu hold a seven-hour meeting in Rome, mostly on peace talks. (Ha'aretz)

Pres. Abbas says Israel will be to blame if talks collapse over its demands for ongoing control of the Jordanian border area, but says he's ready to meet with Netanyahu. (AFP/Times of Israel)

Palestinians say hopes for successful peace talks are "diminishing." (AP)

The PA criticizes Netanyahu's statements about permanent Israeli control over all Jerusalem. (Xinhua)

The PA cabinet emphasizes Jerusalem is the key to peace. (PNN)

Saudi Arabia criticizes Israel's "daily violations" in occupied East Jerusalem. (Al Arabiya)

The latest round of peace negotiations reportedly included discussions over water. ( AFP)

Palestinians use this year's olive harvest to highlight the hardships of occupation. (New York Times)

Rabbis for Human Rights has been trying to defend the olive harvest in the occupied West Bank from settlers. (Christian Science Monitor)

Israeli occupation forces shoot a Palestinian cameraman filming a protest in Bil'in in the occupied West Bank. (PNN)

Pres. Peres says Israel is militarily more powerful than may meet the eye. (Jerusalem Post)

An eight-year-old Palestinian child is reportedly in shock after being attacked by settlers near Nablus. (Ma'an)

Israel's mayor in Jerusalem, including occupied East Jerusalem, is reelected in a boost for Netanyahu. (Reuters/AP/Washington Post)

Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem show apathy and frustration on election day. (Ma'an)

An Arab-American activist in Chicago is arrested over allegedly lying to US immigration officials about her conviction in a bombing in Israel 40 years ago. (AP/Times of Israel)

The UK will reportedly provide UNRWA £15.5 million in humanitarian aid for Palestinian refugees. (PNN)

Hamas praises Jordan's continued support for Palestinians living under occupation. (Jordan Times)

The Obama administration is reportedly more divided over Syria policy than is generally recognized. (New York Times)

Norway may take possession of most of Syria's chemical weapons. (AP)

Militants kill at least 22 security personnel in Iraq.(Reuters)

Militants kill an Egyptian soldier and a civilian in Sinai. (AP)

Saudi Arabia says it anticipates a "major" shift away from reliance United States. (Reuters)

The White House insists that cooperation with Saudi Arabia will continue. (AP)

Moderate rebels in Syria say they are quickly losing ground to extremists due to lack of funds. (Washington Post)

A Kuwaiti report suggests Israeli attacks against Syrian targets six months ago went unreported until now. (YNet/Times of Israel)

Israel is becoming a major partner in an EU satellite program. (Times of Israel)

Hollywood insiders reportedly form a group to combat celebrity BDS. (The Forward)



Adnan Abu Amer says Hamas' apparent new policy of tunneling into Israel may signal a new phase in the conflict. (Al Monitor)

Shlomi Eldar says Hamas has no choice but to swallow its pride and turn to Israel for help. (Al Monitor)

Ali Jarbawi says Palestinians must take a long-term approach to realizing their goal of independence. (New York Times)

Judy Dempsey asks several asks several experts what it would take to realize Israeli-Palestinian peace. (Carnegie)

David Landau says history will condemn Netanyahu's demands that Palestinians recognize Israel as a "Jewish state." (Ha'aretz)

Ben Caspit says Netanyahu offers reassuring stability to Israel and the region. (Al Monitor)

Bradley Burston says delegitimization of Israel begins with its own policy choices. (Ha'aretz)

The National interviews former US special envoy George Mitchell, who says Palestine is a "demographic time bomb." (The National)

Yermi Brenner looks at Qatar's role in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. (The Forward)

The BBC looks at how different communities live in close proximity in Jerusalem. (BBC)

Yossi Mekelberg looks at the current status of settlements and settlers. (Al Arabiya)

Moshe Arens says, despite new claims to the contrary, the 1973 war was unavoidable. (Ha'aretz)

Dafna Katzenelson Bank says, rather than being shamed, Israelis are turning emigration from the country into a source of pride. (YNet)

Maclean's interviews Israel's Intelligence Minister Steinitz. (Maclean's)

Zvi Bar'el says US and others may be concluding that the Syrian opposition is permanently failing. (Ha'aretz)

Ali Ibrahim anticipates the rise of a post-Islamist movement in the wake of the failure of the Muslim Brotherhood project. (Asharq Al Awsat)

Saudi Prince Turki expresses a 'high level of disappointment' with the United States over Syria. (Al Monitor)

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