The New York Times’s lead editorial commends President Obama’s call for a settlement freeze, but finds “little sign” of progress and suggests explaining to Israelis “why freezing settlements and reviving peace talks is clearly in their interest.” [NYT]
• Turkey requested of Egypt that it become a mediator between warring Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas. Egypt is currently the sole mediator. [JTA]
• Obama has yet to name a Congressionally-mandated Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, angering some activists. [JPost]
• Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman accused Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez of anti-Semitism (a subject we discussed yesterday) to a Bolivian newspaper during a South America trip. [Arutz Sheva]