The Los Angeles Times answers some basic questions regarding the formation of Israel’s new ruling coalition (1). The World Bank issues a report citing Israeli restrictions as a main inhibitor of economic growth in the West Bank (2). Israeli President Shimon Peres lends his support to the revival of the Arab peace initiative (3). Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad joins West Bank farmers to help with the olive harvest (4). Israel approves the deployment of additional Palestinian Security Forces in Hebron (5). An Israeli citizen is stabbed and killed by a Palestinian in Jerusalem (7).

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