"In light of what happened with Nir Baram, we asked this year's authors to give us the text of their speeches."
--International Writers Festival in Jerusalem director Tal Kremer on this year's censorship of writer's speeches (in an effort to avoid a repeat of a 2010 speech that criticized Israel). (Haaretz)
- Pioneer of global peace studies hints at link between Norway massacre and Mossad (Haaretz)
- Israel's Civil Administration orders Palestinians to uproot 1,000 young olive trees in nature reserve - Residents of Deir Istiya village say plan to fight order in court, arguing it violates their right to work privately owned land. (Haaretz)
- Israel begins buildings wall on Lebanon border - Israel says 1km stretch necessary to boost security for Israeli frontier town. (Ynet)
Shas law seeks to guard religious buildings from demolition - If law passes, it will be the first time that a minister other than the defense minister will have power to decide over structures in Judea and Samaria (W. Bank). (Israel Hayom)
- Report: Non-Jews manage to sneak onto Birthright trips - Army Radio: Youths deemed non-Jewish under Law of Return traveled to Israel at expense of Israeli taxpayers. (Israel Hayom)
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