Daybreak: Obama Inks Sanctions
Plus Bibi and Abbas disagree on talks, and more in the news
• President Obama signed the sanctions that overwhelmingly passed Congress. They attempt to cut back on Iran’s financing and energy sector. [NYT]
• A more benevolent result of the flotilla incident is that, even among Hamas and Hezbollah, nonviolent resistance is in again. [WSJ]
• President Abbas wants progress on borders before direct talks; Prime Minister Netanyahu is ready for direct talks now. [NYT]
• Former U.S. Ambassador Martin Indyk says now constitutes “the most conducive environment for peace negotiations” since 2000. [WP]
• Prominent Jewish philanthropist Joan Arnow died. She and her husband, Robert, were particular supporters of UJA-New York and Shalom Sesame (!). [JTA]
• People in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood (c’mon, we must have some readers from out there; represent in the comments) sure do disagree about Israel! [WSJ]
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