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Daybreak: Talking About Talking

A Saudi nuclear plant, a Satmar rivalry

Marc Tracy
August 21, 2009

• 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.

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