Daybreak: Annexation on the Table
Plus, Syria’s cabinet resigns, and more in the news
• If the Palestinians move forward in seeking recognition of statehood without Israel, then Israel would consider annexing parts of the West Bank. [AP/WP]
• The Syrian cabinet resigned amid “the worst unrest in decades.” [AP/LAT]
• Fatah and Hamas plan to hold unity talks next month in Cairo. [JPost]
• Egypt’s military confirmed that it has banned former President Hosni Mubarak from leaving the country and that it will soon lift the decades-old emergency law. [NYT]
• Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren asks readers to imagine a nuclear-armed Gadhafi to underscore the importance of keeping Iran nukes-free. [WSJ]
• Bernard Avishai urges President Obama to submit a peace plan to both sides based on prior discussions. [IHT]
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