Secretary of State Clinton and Prime Minister Netanyahu, yesterday.(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

• Secretary of State Clinton called Prime Minister Netanyahu for 45 minutes in March. Yesterday, she met with him for 7 hours in New York. In February, they’re going to the Caribbean for the weekend. Still no progress on peace talks, though. [WP]

• Hezbollah pledged not to permit members to be arrested over the U.N. tribunal investigating Rafik Hariri’s assassination. [NYT]

• The Army of Islam group is seeking to kidnap Israelis in the Sinai Peninsula. [Arutz Sheva]

• The Times picks up the Glenn Beck story, demonstrating perhaps the power Abraham Foxman has to make an issue bigger. [NYT]

• The European Union proposed December 5 for the first meeting over Iran’s nuclear weapons program in more than a year. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• Great, moving, sad piece about boxing promoter Bob Arum and his son, who recently died while hiking in the Northwest. Also describes Muhammad Ali coming for Shabbat dinner. [NYT]