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Daybreak: 400k Israelis to the Streets

Plus Iran offers limited nuclear deal, Egypt shuts down tunnels, and more in the news

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Tel Aviv, Saturday night.(Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

• 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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Hershel (Heshy) Ginsburg says:

“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”

and if you believe that, then I think you are an excellent candidate to take advantage of a one-time exclusive offer to invest in bridge real estate in Brooklyn…

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J’le, / Efrata

Hershel (Heshy) Ginsburg says:

“Retired Secretary of Defense Robert Gates believed Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government to be a particularly ungrateful ally,”

and most Israelis think Obama to be a duplicitous bully to Israel, who is not beyond historical revisionism and is not very pro-Israel despite the protestations to the contrary both here and on Goldblog.

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J’lem / Efrata

william Engledow says:

It is of utmost importance that Israel realize they should not pattern themselves to fit in a UN mold rather the countries of the UN should fit Israel. Let them try to take away Israel property. They will find themselves at the short end of the stick. Shalom, William

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