Daybreak: Building and Talking?
Plus a murky West Bank killing, and more in the news
• Resumed West Bank building may not end peace talks after all, President Abbas told dinner guests in New York last night. [Haaretz]
• In the midst of his usual grandiose rhetoric, President Ahmadinejad, also in New York (it’s U.N. General Assembly week), predicted that talks over Iran’s nuclear program would soon resume. [LAT]
• Prime Minister Netanyahu pledged to put any Palestinian peace deal up to a referendum. [WSJ]
• The assassination of a West Bank Hamas operative has raised questions about the extent of Palestinian Authority cooperation with Israel. [WP]
• In New York, Secretary of State Clinton tried to coax Arab nations to offer more financial support to the P.A. and more general support to the talks (even as her husband gave the talks an optimistic 50 percent chance). [WP]
• Some excellent reporting on how American Jews are actively helping to sponsor Israeli settlements, including those not right near the Green Line—in this case, L.A. Jews and the town of Ariel. [Jewish Journal]