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• There does not appear to be a Knesset majority for Prime Minister Netanyahu’s bill to require the loyalty oath of all prospective immigrants. [Haaretz]

• Columnist Thomas Friedman says Israel is behaving “like a spoiled child” for not agreeing to extend its construction freeze. [NYT]

• Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei is moving to shore up other Iranian clerics’ loyalty to him. [AP/NYT]

• The suspect in the Dubai assassination of Hamas weapons man Mahmoud al-Mabhouh who, we learned yesterday, was reportedly arrested in Canada, was in fact not arrested in Canada, or apparently anywhere else. [Haaretz]

• Anti-Defamation League head Abraham Foxman is in Israel agitating against the planned deportation of 400 children of foreign workers. [JPost]

• Leaders of the Iraqi town of Kifl hope to turn the Tomb of Ezekiel into a tourist destination. [NYT]





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