Daybreak: Clinton Reveals Peace Plan
Plus China nixes sanctions, Lieberman rattles saber, and more
• Did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tip the U.S. hand? She said “the 1967 borders, with swaps, should be the focus of the negotiations over borders,” maybe revealing plans to use the Green Line as a basis for the final status. [NYT]
• While Europe and even Russia have toughened of late, China indicated that it is unlikely to approve further U.N. sanctions against Iran at this time. [WP]
• Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman gave a rabble-rousing—some might say blustery—speech warning Syrian leader Bashar Assad that he will be deposed in a future war with Israel. [NYT]
• Though U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized Israel and the Palestinians for not independently probing the charges in the Goldstone Report, Israel was nonetheless overall pleased with Ban’s reception of its response, in which he explicitly withheld judgment of Israel’s exculpatory findings. [JPost]
• In a rare interview, Yigal Amir, Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin, accused Israel of putting him in solitary confinement out of spite. [Ynet]
• Elie Wiesel initiated a full-page ad, which will run in the New York Times and elsewhere soon, condemning Iran’s human rights record and nuclear program; over 40 Nobel laureates have co-signed. [Haaretz]
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