• President Obama’s spokesman said that the United States plans to “finalize the steps” for resumed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks over the coming month. [JTA]
• Even so, prominent officials on each side blamed the other side for forestalling the prospect of talks. [ynet]
• A Saudi newspaper reported that the country plans to build its first nuclear power plant. Israeli defense officials say the move comes in response to Iran’s nuclear program. [JPost]
• Hundreds of Satmars feud in a cemetery in—where else?—Brooklyn. [New York Post]
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.