Daybreak: Bibi Agrees to Freeze Deal
Plus preparing for the worst in Lebanon, and more in the news
• The seven-hour conversation between Secretary of State Clinton and Prime Minister Netanyahu led to something after all: Bibi presented a new, 90-day West Bank freeze deal to his cabinet Sunday (which still must approve it). President Obama praised him; the Palestinians remained skeptical. [NYT]
• Thomas Friedman accuses Bibi of incredible hubris (chutzpah?). [NYT]
• A rundown of just how slippery Iran has proved when it comes to pinning down details of nuclear talks. Seems like they’re stalling. [WP]
• Lebanese residents are securing second passports and making plans should the country devolve into chaos following a U.N. tribunal’s indictments related to Rafik Hariri’s assassination. [WP]
• Outgoing Democratic Rep. Howard Berman lifted the hold on $100 million in military aid to Lebanon. [Laura Rozen]
• An anonymous donor stepped forward with $20 million to help the Lincoln Center Synagogue construct its new building—provided the shul raise $3 million on its own. Get to work, guys! [Vos Iz Neias?/DNAInfo]
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