Daybreak: Not Yet Xed Out
Plus Israel faces natural gas disruption, and more in the news
• Hosni Mubarak remains the president of Egypt. Both Vice President Omar Suleiman, who seems to do be doing a lot of the running of things, and Secretary of State Clinton warned of the instability that would follow his too-hasty departure. [NYT]
• Suleiman met with representatives of the opposition, most notably of the technically banned Muslim Brotherhood. [AFP/Laura Rozen]
• The U.S. and Egyptian militaries maintain close ties (even now), which could be the means for insisting upon Mubarak’s immediate ouster, should it come to that. [WSJ]
• Prime Minister Netanyahu announced a new economic package to the Palestinian Authority in order to promote West Bank stability, timed, likely, for Quartet talks over the weekend. [NYT]
• Accomplished Nazi-hunter Tuviah “Merciless One” Friedman (he was an accomplice of Simon Wiesenthal’s) died at 88. [NYT]
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