• Iran offered to show its nuclear facilities to several nations, including Russia and a few E.U. countries, and ostentatiously not the United States. Even the invited guests seem to be rejecting the invitation. [WSJ]

• The Palins are going to Israel! No but it’s really happening. Likely this spring. [Page Six]

• American Jewish community leader Malcolm Hoenlein met with Syrian leadership in Damascus. Much more at 10. [Haaretz]

• Israel will likely nearly double its oil and gas taxes following its major off-shore energy finds. [WSJ]

• An Upper West Side synagogue received a bomb threat pledging New Year’s Eve devastation (so, phew). [JPost]

• The bombing of an Egyptian Coptic Church that killed 21 drew the Anti-Defamation League’s condemnation. [JPost]