Daybreak: Iran Sanctions Bite, But Not Enough
Plus new Israeli government to be sworn in today
• The Washington Post reports on the belief among U.S. and European officials that will sanctions are impacting the Iranian economy, they haven’t forced Iran to change its behavior with regard to its nuclear program. [WaPo]
• The final details of the coalition negotiations were ironed out on Saturday night, paving the way for the installation of the new Israeli government today. [ToI]
• Barbra Streisand, who is slated to star at Shimon Peres’ 90th birthday in June, will also perform at two stadium concerts during her trip to Israel. [JTA]
• A petition calling for the release of convicted American spy Jonathan Pollard now has more than 175,000 signatures. [NYT]
• Wine, text study, arts, Judaism. Just another night in the life of a Jewcy writer. [Jewcy]
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