Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discusses the future of the peace process in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal (1). A second battalion of Palestinian National Security Forces begin U.S. funding training in Jordan (2). A pair of articles discuss the challenges that face newly elected head of the ruling Kadima party Tzipi Livni (3) (5). A Palestinian candidate enters the race for mayor of Jerusalem (7). Haaretz examines the revitalization of the West Bank town of Jenin (8).

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