A (declared, legal, internationally recognized) nuclear reactor.(Wikipedia)

• For the first time, U.N. nuclear inspectors formally declared that the Syrian site destroyed by Israeli planes in 2007 was (as we knew anyway) a nuclear reactor. [AP/WP]

• Influential columnist Ari Shavit calls on Bibi to make a hugely bold gesture. [Haaretz]

• No, there is another (rabba). [JTA]

• Contributing editor Josh Cohen talks to great Israeli writer Yoram Kaniuk. [The Paris Review]

• In Egypt, reports Gideon Rachman, liberals are on the defensive. [FT]

• Union bigwig Bruce Raynor is out following allegations of misconduct. [Forward]

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