Daybreak: Land Blockade Eased
Plus U.S. congressmen take on Turkey, and more
• Israel announced it will “liberalize” its land blockade of Gaza, significantly easing the importation of many things. Its naval blockade will stay. [NYT]
• The U.S. Treasury Department blacklisted several new organizations related to Iran’s energy sector, Revolutionary Guard Corps, and more, to complement the new sanctions passed last week. [LAT]
• Yet about those just-passed energy sanctions: They would be easily circumvented (should President Obama sign them) via the black market, a report says. [WSJ]
• And speaking of energy, that super-massive natural gas field off the coast of northern Israel keeps looking bigger. But it could provide for conflict with Lebanon, which may claim part of it. [UPI/Vos Iz Neias?]
• Several bipartisan congresspersons lambasted Turkey yesterday at a press conference, blaming it for the nine deaths in the flotilla incident. [JPost]
• Want to visit a permanent Hezbollah museum? They’ve got you covered. [WSJ]
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