"When the Latrun monastery is spray-painted with graffiti, it troubles the entire Protestant world— and we cry about anti-Semitism? Those who seek to destroy and devastate us come from us."
—Former Shin Bet chief Carmi Gilon says the roots for the next political murder are planted among "price tag" activists.
- Israeli army taking steps to change Palestinian child arrest policy - UNICEF progress report gives IDF mixed grades in arrest and interrogation of Palestinian minors in the West Bank; army says policy change still under review. The IDF raised the age of minority for Palestinians from 15 to 18, such as it is for Israelis. (Haaretz)
- Boycotting since 1967: East Jerusalem Palestinians to abandon local elections - Voter turnout expected to be low, after talk of reconsidering boycott is muted; Palestinians who considered running in city council back down. (Haaretz+)
- New international high school in Israel to charge whopping $35,000 a year - English-language private boarding school aims to also attract students from Arab countries. (Haaretz+)
- Gaza gets first stress-relieving sensory room - Palestinians in Gaza Strip will soon enjoy space for special needs children; 'Gaza is our mission in Palestine.' (Ynet)
- Egypt-U.S. relations in turmoil, says foreign minister - Egypt's foreign minister says instability with U.S. reflects negatively on entire Middle East. (Agencies, Haaretz)
- Turkey missile deal shows China's growing Mideast clout - 'Chinese ambassadors tend to speak good Arabic... while the Americans still expect everyone to talk in English,' says U.S. official. (Agencies,Haaretz)
- Iran willing to discuss snap inspections of its nuclear facilities - Negotiations between Iran, world powers continue in Geneva; Iranian FM says signing 'additional protocol' is part of last step of proposal. (Agencies, Haaretz)
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