Daybreak: A Decision on Gilad Shalit
Plus ‘Work Will Set You Free’ set free, and more in the news
• Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet will vote today to approve or reject a prisoner-swap deal for captured soldier Gilad Shalit. [WSJ]
• A memo leaked yesterday reveals Israeli army plans to demolish construction that took place in Israeli settlements during the current freeze, which could include evictions. [JTA]
• The “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign stolen from Auschwitz last week was found in northern Poland (the camp is in the country’s south). It was cut into three pieces. [NYT]
• The Washington Post notes that Israeli leaders—even religious ones—stridently condemned the arson of a West Bank mosque earlier this month. [WP]
• Pope Benedict XVI advanced the sainthood process of Pope Pius XII, the controversial Holocaust-era pontiff. [Haaretz]
• The legal strategy of pursuing war-crimes charges against Israeli leaders in UK courts—which resulted in last week’s warrant against Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni—is reportedly masterminded by Hamas. [JTA]
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