President Obama hopes to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting, and reportedly has a two-year framework for achieving a peace agreement. A Palestinian teenager has been killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad continues to explain his de facto statehood program, which is supported by both Arab and Israeli commentators. Hamas leaders deny the Holocaust took place, and pledge never to recognize Israel. Ha'aretz reports that Israeli raids in the West Bank have been decreased due to American diplomatic pressure. The National reports that Israeli settlers plan 150 new homes in occupied East Jerusalem.

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