Daybreak: President-For-Now Abbas
Plus a new peace push, if Netanyahu will have it, and more in the news
• The Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive council extended President Mahmoud Abbas’s presidential term indefinitely, until credible elections can be held. [LAT]
• The United States, Egypt, and France plan a push to restart peace negotiations predicated on the 1967 borders and an undeclared construction freeze, including in East Jerusalem, according to Egypt’s foreign minister. [Haaretz]
• The New York Times weighs whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a genuine peace maker, or if the typical skepticism is justified. [NYT]
• The U.S. House of Representatives passed new economic sanctions against Iran; however, a Senate vote is not expected this year. [JPost]
• Christian evangelist and university founder Oral Roberts died. Here, Rabbi David Wolpe remembers, Roberts “considered himself a friend to the Jewish people.” [WP]
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