Daybreak: Searching for a Deal on Settlements
Plus which side will fold first, and more in the news
• In Egypt for the second round of direct Israeli-Palestinian talks, Secretary of State Clinton said she thought a deal could be reached to extend the West Bank settlement freeze in some fashion and keep the talks going. [NYT]
• But if Prime Minister Netanyahu makes too grand a gesture, he risks his fragile and right-wing coalition. [LAT]
• The chief U.N. nuclear inspector strongly condemned Iran’s treatment of on-the-ground investigators, setting up further conflict. [WSJ]
• Aluf Benn convincingly paints the talks at their current point as a poker game. A pretty high-stakes one, certainly. [Haaretz]
• Nearly all Arab states have failed to fulfill their donor requirements to the Palestinian Authority. [JPost]
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