Daybreak: Yet Another Mosque Burned
Plus the U.S-Iran ‘Cold War,’ and more in the news
• This one, near Ramallah in the West Bank, was marked with graffiti, including, “Mitzpe Yizhar,” the name of an unauthorized settlement recently demolished by the army. [AP/WP]
• Congress passed a sanctions bill more likely to pass muster with the White House that could still affect Iran’s Central Bank. Next up: the Senate. [Haaretz]
• An Iranian defense official hinted his country may move certain elements of its nuclear program to “safer places,” such as, say, under gigantic mountains. [NYT]
• Leading Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has used the language of the Cold War to describe the United States’ competition with the Islamic Republic. [NYT]
• The Emergency Committee for Israel has a full-page ad running in several newspapers around the country, including the New York Times, asking, “Why does the Obama administration treat Israel like a punching bag?” and citing statements from Secretaries Clinton and Panetta and Ambassador Gutman. (See it here.) [Politico]
• Surprise! Fatah-Hamas unification—it’s not really happening. [Reuters/JPost]
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