Daybreak: 400k Israelis to the Streets
Plus Iran offers limited nuclear deal, Egypt shuts down tunnels, and more in the news
• The weeks-long social-justice protests in Israel culminated Saturday with 400,000 warm bodies—300,000 in Tel Aviv alone. [NYT]
• For the first time in two years, Iran seemed to make a real proposal to the West regarding its nuclear program, offering U.N. inspectors five years’ “full supervision” in exchange for lifting sanctions. [NYT]
• As part of the remilitarization of the Sinai and storing more troops there to create security, Egypt began closing the smuggling tunnels between it and Gaza. [WP]
• The Palestinian Authority will go ahead with its U.N. plans, President Abbas confirmed. More at 10. [NYT]
• U.N. nuclear inspectors called for Mideast talks on nonproliferation, a subject sensitive both for Iran, widely believed to be pursuing weapons, and for Israel, wisely assumed to have them and at whom the talks seemed to be aimed. [Haaretz]
• Retired Secretary of Defense Robert Gates believed Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government to be a particularly ungrateful ally. [Bloomberg View]
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