• Egypt sustained its most violent event since the end of Hosni Mubarak’s reign as police clashed with Coptic Christians, at least 24 of whom died. [NYT]
• Israel issued a staunch Sinai travel warning due to Egypt’s instability. [Haaretz]
• By a wide margin, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s cabinet approved the so-called Trajtenberg Plan, a progressive social justice program prompted by this summer’s tent protests. [NYT]
• New information emerges on the fascinating, brilliant, and more than occasionally underhanded tactics the Jewish Agency deployed in 1947 when the United Nations sent diplomats to report back on the wisdom of partitioning Mandatory Palestine. [NYT Mag]
• After further “price tag” attacks, including vandalized Christian and Muslim cemeteries in Jaffa, Netanyahu condemned the burgeoning epidemic and protesters gathered to condemn it. [Haaretz]
• Deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon pushes back against charges that Israel has increased its isolation. [JPost]
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.