• 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.