Daybreak: Opening the Cabinet
Plus Petraeus denies ‘linkage,’ and more in the news
• Prime Minister Netanyahu will meet with his seven closest Cabinet members today to discuss responding to the U.S. demand that he limit building in East Jerusalem. [NYT]
• The U.S. also reportedly told Israel to hand over more West Bank land—including the Abu Dis area adjacent to Jerusalem—to Palestinian control. [Ynet]
• A new poll finds that 9 percent of Israeli Jews believe the Obama Administration is “pro-Israel,” while 48 percent think it “pro-Palestinian.” [JPost]
• Palestinian Authority police have a tricky needle to thread: They must gain credibility over those whose laws they enforce, even while ultimate sovereignty belongs not to them but to the Israeli military. [LAT]
• Gen. David Petraeus further said that reports prior to his testimony last week significantly overstated how much he has linked the Palestinian conflict to U.S. national security interests elsewhere in the region. [JTA]
• A candidate in a Democratic Congressional primary outside Philadelphia has returned money donated by J Street and asked the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” group to withdraw its endorsement. [JTA]
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