Daybreak: Bibi Bows Out of D.C. Summit
Plus Russia takes foot off Iran’s gas, and more in the news
• Prime Minister Netanyahu will not attend President Obama’s nuclear arms summit in Washington, D.C., next week as previously planned. Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor will go instead. [WSJ]
• Israel cited several countries’ rumored plans to raise Israel’s nuclear weapons at the meeting. However, some analysts suspect the cancellation is traceable to reports that Obama may draw up his own peace deal. [Politico]
• Haaretz tells its side of the Anat Kamm imbroglio, accusing Shin Bet of violating an agreement under which investigative reporter Uri Blau, who wrote the controversial article, would be in the clear. [Haaretz]
• Five people, one a confidante of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, were arrested over an alleged bribery scandal involving the ugly Holyland Park apartment buildings in Jerusalem. [LAT]
• In Prague yesterday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told President Obama he would almost certainly not agree to Iran sanctions involving petroleum. [WSJ]
• The three Americans who were arrested after hiking into Iran from Iraq have been accused of being spies. [NYT]
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