• Netanyahu’s Cabinet has approved the handover of $100 million in Palestinian tax money but warned they may again freeze the tax collection funds. [Haaretz]

• Thomas Friedman challenges Netanyahu’s recent statements about the Arab Awakening. [NYT]

• Monday’s blast in western Iran damaged a key nuclear facility in the city of Isfahan. [Haaretz]

• Tablet contributor Julia Ioffe on why, despite the boos against him, Putin remains pretty popular in Russia. [Foreign Policy]

• Seth Rogen, nominated for a Spirit Award as producer of the movie 50/50, makes lovably self-deprecating comments about it. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Tavi Gevinson sings Joni Mitchell and is kind of awesome at it. That girl can do anything. [Hello Giggles]