Daybreak: Israel to Unfreeze P.A. Tax Money
Plus, Putin’s still popular, Tavi sings Joni, and more in the news
• Netanyahu’s Cabinet has approved the handover of $100 million in Palestinian tax money but warned they may again freeze the tax collection funds. [Haaretz]
• Thomas Friedman challenges Netanyahu’s recent statements about the Arab Awakening. [NYT]
• Monday’s blast in western Iran damaged a key nuclear facility in the city of Isfahan. [Haaretz]
• Tablet contributor Julia Ioffe on why, despite the boos against him, Putin remains pretty popular in Russia. [Foreign Policy]
• Seth Rogen, nominated for a Spirit Award as producer of the movie 50/50, makes lovably self-deprecating comments about it. [The Hollywood Reporter]
• Tavi Gevinson sings Joni Mitchell and is kind of awesome at it. That girl can do anything. [Hello Giggles]
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