Daybreak: Talks in September?
Germans like ‘Basterds,’ circumcision for all, and more in the morning news
• As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to London for a meeting with U.S. Special Envoy George Mitchell today, his spokesperson articulated both his desire to renew talks next month and his unwillingness to negotiate on Jerusalem’s status. [JPost]
• Speaking of talks, Lebanon won’t be talking peace for the forseeable future, according to its foreign minister. [Haaretz]
• Speaking of Lebanon, Israeli President Shimon Peres told a Kuwaiti newspaper that Hezbollah has 80,000 rockets—twice the number previously estimated. [Arutz Sheva]
• Quentin Tarantino’s Holocaust revenge-fantasy flick Inglourious Basterds was released to rave reviews and popular plaudits… in Germany. [Haaretz]
• The U.S. government may begin to officially promote circumcising all baby boys in an effort to reduce the spread of H.I.V. [NYT]