Momentum is building for new Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, as indicated by these news articles, compiled by J Street’s email News Roundup:
Keeping up marathon meetings, Livni and Kerry to parley, Times of Israel
Kerry will meet with Justice Minister Tzipi Livni in Rome this week, as well as Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, in Kerry’s ongoing efforts to help Israel and the Palestinians reach a peace deal.
Lapid nixes Netanyahu-backed referendum on peace, Times of Israel
Yesh Atid announced its opposition to a national referendum on any future peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority, effectively stymieing the initiative, which was being championed by Prime Minister Netanyahu. [Yair Lapid has allied himself with Livni in opposing a referendum, which would give enemies of a peace deal a second opportunity to nix a two-state peace agreement with the Palestinians.]
Netanyahu has reportedly curbed new building projects in Jewish settlements, in an apparent bid to help US efforts to revive peace talks with the Palestinians.