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Elie Wiesel last December.(Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

• President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu talk about the talks. [JPost]

• Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mubarak talk about the talks. Oh, and everyone is lowering expectations. [NYT]

• Tacit U.S. acceptance of Israeli nuclear weapons despite the Mideast’s ostensibly being a nuke-free zone has made it more difficult to fight Iranian and also Egyptian proliferation. [WP]

• Three assailants vandalized a synagogue in Nîmes, France, and hurled tear gas at a senior Jewish man, on Sunday. This was two days after a Jewish man was stabbed in front of a synagogue in downtown Strasbourg. [NYT]

• In a column critical of Obama, Jackson Diehl notes, regarding Israel (and Afghanistan), “Quiet diplomacy by the administration’s special envoys … has achieved what presidential lectures did not.” [WP]

• Elie Wiesel will have lunch at the White House today. And you thought the “charm offensive” was just a series of coincidences! [JTA]





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