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Daybreak: Lebanon Sliding

Plus Bill Clinton to save the day? and more in the news

by
Marc Tracy
October 27, 2010
President Bill Clinton.(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

• U.S. officials worry that Hezbollah will disrupt or even overthrow Lebanon’s government as the international tribunal plans to hand down its decision concerning the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. [NYT]

• The Mideast peace process needs some new personnel, U.S. officials believe. Common names include former ambassador Martin Indyk and Bill Clinton. [Laura Rozen]

• The administration and other Western powers are trying to kick-start Iran negotiations based on the earlier fuel swap deal. [WSJ]

• According to a German university’s report, Nazi diplomats were much more complicit in the Holocaust than was believed. [AP/NYT]

• Ameer Makhoul, the Israeli Arab community leader, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist an enemy, contact with a foreign agent, and espionage as part of a deal for allegations that he spied for Hezbollah. [Haaretz]

• Settler advocates accused the government of instituting a “silent freeze” on construction. [JPost]

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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