The New York Times profiles how the larger Israeli-Palestinian conflict is playing out in the contested West Bank town of Nablus (1). The Christian Science Monitor examines the current calm in the midst of so many changing administrations (2). The World Bank announces that the price of property in the West Bank has soared to a level unreachable by most Palestinians (3). The Israeli ultra-Orthodox Shas party has refused to join Tzipi Livni’s coalition government (4). Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat urges the next U.S. President to continue efforts towards a peace deal (5).

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