Daybreak: Abbas ‘Chooses’ Bibi for Peace
Plus Barak hits back at Iran dissenters, and more in the news
• President Abbas said, oddly enough, “I choose [Prime Minister] Netanyahu as my partner for peace. With whom else can I make peace?” He reiterated his call for a settlement freeze before returning to talks. [Haaretz]
• After the weekend’s rush of vocal opposition to an attack on Iran, you knew this was coming: Defense Minister Barak speculated that sanctions would fail, meaning military action would be necessary. [NYT]
• Israel’s national security adviser heads to Brussels for “secret” E.U. meetings about the nuclear talks in Baghdad later this month. [Haaretz]
• Former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni resigned from Knesset, but may soon form her own party in advance of expected elections. [Ynet]
• The past decade saw rising income inequality in Israel: not anything as bad as in the United States, but significant. [Haaretz]
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