Daybreak: Secrets and Porn at AIPAC

Plus Gates pushes for sanctions instead of bombing, and more in the news

By Marc Tracy|November 17, 2010 9:00 AM


• Court depositions reveal two things about AIPAC: That it only recently stopped accepting classified information; and that pornography was viewed on office computers. [JTA [1]]

• Israeli officials warn that without an imminent peace deal, the Palestinian Authority could be replaced as the West Bank government by Hamas or other Iranian proxies. [WP [2]]

• Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates argued that sanctions are working—dividing Iran’s leadership—and therefore military action is unnecessary. [WP [3]]

• Where U.S. military aid to Lebanon has been notably controversial, Russia announced it would give an unconditional gift of helicopters, tanks, and more to strenghten the Lebanese army. [Haaretz [5]]

Times Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner chats with novelist David Grossman. [NYT [6]]

• Former George W. Bush adviser Dan Senor is rumored to be mulling a run for Kirsten Gillibrand’s Senate seat for New York in 2012. [Page Six [7]]

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