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Daybreak: Abbas Embattled

Plus A’jad arrives in Lebanon, and more in the news

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Lebanese well-wishers greet President Ahmadinejad.(Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)

• The waffling of peace talks have led President Abbas to face a growing rebellion from within his own Fatah party. [WSJ]

• President Ahmadinejad was greeted in Iran by cheering crowds. [WSJ]

• The U.S. State Department responded to yesterday’s peace-talk developments—a proposed and rejected freeze in exchange for recognition of Israel as a Jewish state—with something that I’ll leave you to try to decipher. [Haaretz]

• How olive trees became symbols of the struggle between West Bank Palestinians and settlers. [NYT]

• New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino apologized for his anti-gay remarks in an ultra-Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn Sunday. [NYT]

• Robert Tishman, a huge New York real estate mogul and philanthropist, died at 94. [NYT]

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Daybreak: Abbas Embattled

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