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Palestinian President Salam Fayyad over the weekend.(Musa Al Shaer/AFP/Getty Images)

• The Obama administration is seriously considering drawing up a U.S. peace deal and submitting it to both parties. It would link the Palestinian conflict to the Iran issue. [WP]

• “Self-empowerment” is the byword of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s West Bank: he is planting trees, starting projects, and burning Israeli goods to encourage self-sufficiency and lay the groundwork for a potential unilateral declaration of statehood. [NYT]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu will attend President Obama’s nuclear summit in Washington, D.C., next week, but will not have a special meeting with the president. [Haaretz]

• A former Supreme Court judge ignited controversy in Israel by publicly condemning the gag order over the treason case against solider-turned-journalist Anat Kamm. [NYT]

• Jordanian King Abdullah II said his country’s relations with Israel were at a post-peace treaty low. Netanyahu’s stubbornness, he argues, requires Obama to be proactive. [WSJ]

• Happy end of Passover. Remember: be careful about the chametz you buy! [Ynet]





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