While the peace process is stuck in a deadlock, new investment in solar energy could be the key to cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Palestinian Authority has not fully condemned the murder of 5 Israelis in Itamar. If they are to be a credible peace partner, the PA cannot directly or indirectly promote violence.
News for the past month has been focused on uprisings in the Arab world and protests in the Midwest. Perhaps the two are not entirely separate stories.