Daybreak: Saudis Pledge To Shun Israel
Plus why Obama will continue his peace drive, and more in the news
• A top Saudi prince vowed to refuse to engage Israel until it withdraws from all post-’67 land. [WP]
• Influential Israeli columnist Ari Shavit argues that the midterms won’t brake President Obama’s Mideast ambitions; only they “would justify the Nobel Peace prize he received” and grant “the international legitimacy he craves.” [Haaretz]
• As his group sets to re-start talks in Damascus, President Abbas said all Palesitinian governing functions could be shared with Hamas—except those concerning security. [JPost]
• A piece reports on the growing popularity, or at least plausibility, of a future Palestinian state simply containing a Jewish minority, much as Israel has an Arab minority. [AP/Vos Iz Neias?]
• The United States denied a French report that the synagogue-bound cargo bombs were scheduled to blow up only 17 minutes after they were disarmed. [AP/NYT]
• Two student groups are sponsoring Israeli Occupation Week at Brandeis. [JTA]
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