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Netanyahu on Sunday.(Gali Tibbon-Pool/Getty Images)

• The loyalty oath, the freeze offer … is Prime Minister Netanyahu trying to make peace, or shore up his right flank? [NYT]

• President Ahmadinejad arrives in Lebanon tomorrow even as officials there have tried to downplay the visit. [LAT]

• Excellent reporting on how New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino ended up talking to Brooklyn Hasidim in the first place. [NYT]

• Dubai police disclosed that two months ago someone who played “a key role in the killing” of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was arrested, though they won’t say for what, by whom, or what nationality he is. [Haaretz]

• Sanctions have taken a genuine toll even on Iran’s day-to-day economy. [WSJ]

• A committee-approved bill to require a national referendum for land cessions in the West Bank and the Golan still faces important opposition: From both Labor Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Likud Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin. [JPost]





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