• Following a meeting yesterday between Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and U.S. Special Envoy George Mitchell, a deal in which West Bank settlement construction would be frozen except for several advanced projects is reportedly close. [Haaretz]
• Meanwhile, Barak and U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, after a meeting this morning, expressed disagreement over the wisdom of engaging Iran over its nuclear program. [NYT]
• Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbullah, announced that his group would send missiles on Tel Aviv if Israel attacks any part of Lebanon, as he predicted it would by the middle of next year. [Arutz Sheva]
• And Israel is “quietly” resuming the immigration process for 3,000 Ethiopian Falashmura. [Haaretz]