"The peace process was a convenient alibi for everyone. It's time to get rid of it. An honest declaration from Kerry would save what is left of American credibility..."--Maariv and +972 commentator Noam Sheizaf says the peace process must be declared over for a new process to begin.
- IDF chief refuses to ease rules of engagement in West Bank, fearing heightened tensions - IDF teaches soldiers that fleeing is preferable to fighting, MK Lieberman says; Gantz warns that increased use of live fire will result in rise in casualties, escalation in West Bank. (Haaretz+ and NRG Hebrew)
- Soldiers beat family members, damage home while arresting Palestinian teen - Israeli soldiers beat and dragged Abed Al-Rahem Awad out of his home, pepper-sprayed his sisters, one of whose arms was broken, and threw several stun grenades through the family’s windows. Earlier this year, IDF shot his brother in back at close range, killing him, when he tried to cross the separation barrier near his home. (+972Mag)
- Price tag vandals mark Borovsky murder anniversary - Numerous cars torched, graffiti sprayed in line of 'price tag' attacks in Jordan Rift Valley, Ramallah and Jerusalem on 30-day anniversary of Eviatar Borovsky's murder. (Ynet and Maan)
- Locals: Settlers torch wheat fields in Yatta - The blaze destroyed 5,000 square meters of crops. "What happened today is an episode in a sequence of attacks targeting our farmers, especially in the fields adjacent to Route 60," said the landowner. (Maan)
- Group: Israel arrests 8-year-old in Jerusalem - Seif Rweidi was walking with his brother when an Israeli jeep stopped and three police officers seized the boy, a resident of Silwan, in E. Jerusalem. He was taken to an unknown location. (Maan)
- Israel looking to mend ties with U.N. Rights Council, but says 'built-in discrimination' must end - Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin says Israel froze ties with U.N. Human Rights council last year because of its 'anti-Semitism' and anti-Israel agenda. (Haaretz+)
- Once again, Likud's Levin takes aim at courts' power over Knesset - Coalition chairman MK Yariv Levin, who believes justice system is skewed with a leftist worldview, wants ministers to have more say on who sits on High Court and to introduce U.S.-style confirmation hearings. Levin: Current system is undemocratic. (Israel Hayom)
- First haredi school to teach core subjects - Ultra-Orthodox educational institution offering history, English and math lessons set to open in Jerusalem in upcoming school year. (Ynet)
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