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Daybreak: After Freeze, Building Begins

Plus Corrie driver testifies, and more in the news

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Palestinian workers building Jewish settlements outside Hebron.(Tara Todras-Whitehill/Associated Press/NYT)

• The freeze is off, and the new settlement units are going up by the hundreds. [NYT]

• The bulldozer driver who allegedly hit and killed pro-Palestinian American activist Rachel Corrie in 2003 testified that he did not see her until after she was dead. [LAT]

• President Shimon Peres linked the U.S. interest in preventing Iran from going nuclear to a successful Israeli-Palestinian peace process. [Haaretz]

• Yossi Alpher has a valuable column on how everyone screwed up the peace process this time around. [JPost]

• Egypt is allowing the Gaza embargo to be broken by 140 vans driven by Viva Palestina activists. [NYT]

• The reportedly ailing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will likely nonetheless “seek” another six-term term. [AP/NYT]

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