• Palestinian officials have announced that they will reject Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to halt settlement growth for 10 months in the West Bank, which does not include East Jerusalem. [AP]
• Meanwhile, negotiations for a prisoner swap to free Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held captive by Hamas, are stalled over a list of top militants the Palestinian group wants freed. [AP]
• Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that Holocaust survivors who were kept under curfew will not need to produce extensive documentation in order to be eligible for reparation payments. [JPost]
• Abe Pollin, philanthropist and owner of the Washington Wizards basketball team, known for firing Michael Jordan in 2003, has died at 85. [WP]