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Daybreak: New Iran Plan in the Works

Plus a contemporary cause on ancient walls, and more in the news

Marc Tracy
October 28, 2010

• The United States and Europe are expected to soon offer Iran a new nuclear fuel swap deal stricter than the one it rejected last year (and then accepted from Turkey and Brazil). [NYT]

• Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad basically said yesterday that Palestinians would declare statehood in the West Bank in 2011, and the United Nations would approve it. [JPost]

• Protesting Israelis clashed with Israeli Arabs in the town of Umm el-Fahm, which is in Israel proper. [AP/NYT]

• The walls of the Old City of Jerusalem are lit in pink in honor of breat cancer awareness. [JTA]

• How Delaware candidate Christine O’Donnell is affecting the neighboring Pennsylvania’s Senate race, an important proxy war between different Israel organizations. [WP]

• President Obama appeared on the The Daily Show in advance of this Saturday’s rally on the Mall; host Jon Stewart pressed him on what he campaigned on versus what he had been able to accomplish. [NYT]

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