The US, UN and others condemn Israel’s eviction of nine Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem. The Obama administration plans a public relations campaign in Israel and Arab countries to rally support for the peace process. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is facing indictment on bribery and fraud charges. As Israel eases restrictions on movement and trade in the West Bank, signs of economic growth in the area are beginning to emerge. Israeli human rights groups protest against pressure from the Netanyahu government. The Speaker of the Knesset acknowledges that the establishment of the Israeli state was “a real trauma for the Palestinians.”

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