Daybreak: Next Up, Security Council
Plus, Syrian ships shell Syrian city, and more in the news
• After failed secret meetings between Presidents Peres and Abbas, Palestinian officials have decided they will try the U.N. Security Council statehood route—challenging the United States to veto their bid. [AP/Boston Globe]
• After a much smaller turnout of protesters than prior weekends, Prime Minister Netanyahu vowed to find economic solutions to satisfy their demands. [NYT]
• This morning, Israel approved the construction of 277 new homes in Ariel, the major West Bank settlement farthest from the Green Line that Israel would seek to keep even under a two-state deal. [Haaretz]
• For the first time ever, a Chinese military chief visited Israel. [AP/Vos Iz Neias?]
• Changes in Egypt have led to the absence of police in northern Sinai and, consequently, a smugglers’ paradise. [NYT]
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