The Palestinian government receives pledges of almost $300 million in new aid (1). Yesterday?s incident in Jerusalem raises Israeli concerns over attacks in the city (2). The Angus Reid Global Monitor features a poll of Palestinian expectations for statehood (3), and an op-ed by Ali Jarbawi supports the results, calling for a new approach to state building (10). Israeli President Shimon Peres asks Kadima election winner Tzipi Livni to form a new government following Ehud Olmert?s resignation (7).

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