Daybreak: U.S. Ratchets Up Pressure on Iran
Plus will conscription keep Yesh Atid out of the government?
• The Times reports on the newest round of restrictions on Iran’s economy, which impact the country’s ability to absorb payments for its oil revenues. However, if you roam the streets of Tehran, evidence of the sanctions bite are seemingly hard to come by. [NYT]
• Martin Nachimson, who is being portrayed as the consensus candidate in the Orthodox Union’s electoral offerings, is expected to be voted in as president when the OU board meets next month. [JTA]
• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid had their second in-depth meeting to discuss Yesh Atid’s potential inclusion in Netanyahu’s government. What seems to be the fulcrum pivot is whether or not Netanyahu will agree to draft Ultra-Orthodox Israelis into the army. [Times of Israel]
• Forbes takes a look at Barb Rechterman, the female executive behind the controversial GoDaddy.com Super Bowl commercial featuring Bar Refaeli making out with some dude. [Forbes]
• A Long Island plastic surgeon…wait for it…is offering anyone willing to pony up about $10,000 the opportunity to have a nose that looks just like Kate Middleton’s. Jewcy has the report. [Jewcy]