The United Nations Security Council adopts its first resolution on the Palestine-Israel conflict in almost five years (1). Tariq Alhomayed in Asharq Alawsat decries the use of Islamic charities for terrorism financing (2). An Op-Ed by Richard Haass and Martin Indyck in The Financial Times urges President-elect Obama to broaden his administration’s Middle East focus (3). Rockets are fired from Gaza after Israeli forces kill a member of Islamic Jihad in the West Bank (4). President Bush plans to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Friday (5). UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown urges Ehud Olmert’s government to ease pressure on the Palestinian economy (6). The Quartet joins with the Arab League in urging a revival of peace talks (9).

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