Claire Danes of 'Homeland' in Jaffa(Cass Bird NYTimes)

• In an interview with Israel Hayom, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak broached the idea of a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank in the absence of peace talks. [Times of Israel]

• The acclaimed Showtime television show ‘Homeland,’ based on the Israeli show ‘Prisoners of War,’ had a stellar run at the Emmys last night, winning four major awards including Best Drama. [NYT]

• Ahead of the United Nations, Washington Post writer David Ignatius sat down with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a series of interviews . [WaPo]

• Sarah Silverman has something to say about voter ID laws in the United States. Jewcy has the scoop. [Jewcy]

• Israel’s baseball team lost its final game against Spain in extra innings, ending their bid to qualify for the World Baseball Classic. [JTA]