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Reps. Howard Berman and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who are leading the questioning into the arms sale.(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

• Prime Minister Netanyahu is awaiting a written offer from the Americans detailing what Israel gets in exchange for a 90-day freeze extension. [Haaretz]

• 198 bipartisan congresspersons are requesting conditions on the record $60 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, such as that the weapons won’t be used against U.S. or Israeli interests. [LAT]

• Iran is preparing five days of war games to showcase its air-defense capabilities. [WSJ]

• At least one Israeli was allegedly prominently involved in an international organ-trafficking scheme that involved sales in Israel. [NYT]

• The arrest of an allegedly blasphemous blogger in the West Bank has raised questions about freedom of speech under the Palestinian Authority. [NYT]

• A profile of Yehuda Shaul, a former Israeli soldier who now gives weekly tours of Hebron to show outsiders what he says is IDF misconduct. [LAT]

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shriber says:

“198 bipartisan congresspersons are requesting conditions on the record $60 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, such as that the weapons won’t be used against U.S. or Israeli interest.”

Good for them.

Why not also a oledge from the Saudis that they are ready to make peace with the Jewish State?

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