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Daybreak: Bibi Agrees to Freeze Deal

Plus preparing for the worst in Lebanon, and more in the news

by
Marc Tracy
November 15, 2010
Prime Minister Netanyahu presents the deal to his cabinet.(Uriel Sinai/AFP/Getty Images)

• The seven-hour conversation between Secretary of State Clinton and Prime Minister Netanyahu led to something after all: Bibi presented a new, 90-day West Bank freeze deal to his cabinet Sunday (which still must approve it). President Obama praised him; the Palestinians remained skeptical. [NYT]

• Thomas Friedman accuses Bibi of incredible hubris (chutzpah?). [NYT]

• A rundown of just how slippery Iran has proved when it comes to pinning down details of nuclear talks. Seems like they’re stalling. [WP]

• Lebanese residents are securing second passports and making plans should the country devolve into chaos following a U.N. tribunal’s indictments related to Rafik Hariri’s assassination. [WP]

• Outgoing Democratic Rep. Howard Berman lifted the hold on $100 million in military aid to Lebanon. [Laura Rozen]

• An anonymous donor stepped forward with $20 million to help the Lincoln Center Synagogue construct its new building—provided the shul raise $3 million on its own. Get to work, guys! [Vos Iz Neias?/DNAInfo]

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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