Daybreak: An Uprising Will Not Arise
Plus Bush sold Arab states advanced weapons, and more in the news
• Despite fears, most West Bank observers believe that an intifada-style uprising is highly unlikely in the near future. They point to a weak Palestinian leadership, tight Israeli control, and a burgeoning economy. [LAT]
• Obama administration officials have disclosed to Israel that the Bush administration sold advanced air and naval weapons systems to Egypt, Saudia Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The transactions were designed to counteract Iran. [Haaretz]
• Israel approved plans to construct a $1.5 billion security fence on its Egyptian border, to halt the inflow of illegal immigrants and terrorists. [Arutz Sheva]
• Iron Dome, the short-range rocket defense system that Israel successfully tested last week, will take years to implement, Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced. He added that, one in place, it could significantly reduce hostilities. [AP/WP]
• Moises Saba, one of Mexico’s biggest businessmen—he owned a television network, a phone company, and two Acapulco hotels—died in a plane crash. He was 47. [JPost]
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