PM Netanyahu vows to “take risks," and says peace is possible within one year if direct talks begin, but Palestinians call this a “ploy.” Roger Cohen looks at the deterioration in Israel-Turkey relations. The UN says the West Bank separation barrier is still harming Palestinians and the Guardian profiles an affected village. A leader of protests against the wall remains incarcerated by Israel. Palestinians expect to face US pressure. Pres. Obama urges Israelis to seize the opportunity for peace. Netanyahu indicates he will not extend the settlement moratorium. About 4 million Palestinians are estimated to be living in the occupied territories. A Fatah leader says there has been no progress in proximity talks. Zeev Sternhell says Israel is losing its moral compass. Israelis expect “confidence building measures” to be enacted shortly. A study suggests a link between trauma and violence in Gaza. The Jerusalem Post welcomes Obama's outreach to Israelis. Zuheir Kseibati says Netanyahu made progress with Obama. George Hishmeh says Obama and Netanyahu should read a new book by Susan Abulhawa. Hussein Ibish looks at the ongoing tensions lurking beneath the smiles at the Obama-Netanyahu meeting.

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