Daybreak: Debate Begins on New Iran Talks

Plus would-be NYC synagogue bomber pleads guilty

By Adam Chandler|December 5, 2012 9:02 AM


• The so-called P-5+1 group has reportedly been working on the details on the next round of nuclear talks with Iran. The group expects to hold the negotiations in January with a heightened level of urgency. [Al-Monitor [1]]

• Ahmed Ferhani, an Algerian man who set to infiltrate a New York City synagogue by posing as a Jew in order to plant a bomb, has pleaded guilty to a state-level terrorism charge. Bizarrely enough, he’s only getting 10 years. [AP [2]]

• In a surprise move (even to Danny Ayalon), Yisrael Beiteinu head Avigdor Lieberman has left Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon off the party list for the upcoming election. [JPost [3]]

• New York Democrat Nita Lowey has been given the top Democratic seat on the ever-mighty House Appropriations Committee. [JTA [5]]

Ha’aretz reports that an Israeli academic has been disinvited from a round-table discussion featuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and ten German and Israeli academics. Professor Rivka Feldhay reportedly had been critical of the Israeli government. [Ha’aretz [6]]

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