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Noam Shalit speaks yesterday in front of a picture of his son.(David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images)

• A terrorist from the West Bank attacked and wounded eight in Tel Aviv this morning, and Israel remained on high alert in the south, where it is believed that Gaza-based Islamic Jihad is plotting an attack, possibly from Sinai. [Haaretz/Haaretz]

• There is much talk that it is time for Syria’s opposition to arm itself—or, Libya-style, to be armed by the West. [WP]

• Meanwhile, the United States is concerned about the security of Syria’s chemical weapons. [WSJ]

• An Israeli defense official noted that it would require more than one military strike to slow Iran’s putative nuclear weapons program. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• President Abbas lashed out at international requests that, as part of getting negotiations on track, the Palestinian Authority agree to recognize Israel as the Jewish state. [Ynet]

• Israelis yesterday commemorated captured soldier Gilad Shalit’s 25th birthday. [Haaretz/Forward]





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