Elsewhere: Temple Mount troubles, Alan Gross inaction, Netanyahu’s Iran contribution

Temple Mount tensions mount: A stepped-up push by some Jews to be able to pray on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount is greeted with hostility by Palestinian Muslims. (Washington Post)

Inaction on Alan Gross: The U.S. government has allowed Alan Gross to languish in a Cuban prison, writes Stephen Kaplitt. (Politico)

Talking openly with Israel: Arabs should recognize the value of talking with Israelis instead of condemning dialogue, writes Hussein Ibish. (NOW – Lebanon)

The world needs Netanyahu: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tough line on Iran could enhance U.S. leverage in nuclear negotiations, writes Thomas Friedman. (N.Y. Times)

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