Daybreak: Direct Talks Coming, No Really
Plus Obama threatens Turkey, and more in the news
• Not that we haven’t heard this before, but President Abbas is expected to agree to direct talks, and direct talks to resume, sometime this week. [LAT]
• George Will again emphasizes that Prime Minister Netanyahu sees a nuclear Iran as simply unacceptable, period. [WP]
• President Obama reportedly warned Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his newfound pro-Palestinian activism could jeopardize U.S. weapons sales. [Ynet]
• Israel began removing a barrier shielding a Jewish neighborhood (on the other side of the Green Line) of Jerusalem, in recognition of the quiet that had overtaken the particular area. [NYT]
• The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is urging member states to walk out of the United Nations during the annual General Assembly meeting, which starts September 14, if Iranian President Ahmadinjead speaks. [JTA]
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