Meanwhile, Actual News

I certainly hope this is true:

A representative of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission and a senior Iranian official met last month to discuss the chances of declaring the Middle East a nuclear-free zone, Haaretz has learned. This is the first direct meeting between official representatives of the two states since the fall of the Shah in 1979.

Could it be? Could Iran be coming to its senses? This would be quite momentous, if true. I'm a skeptic, of course, on Iranian intentions (and an opponent, for what it's worth, of an Israeli military strike on Iran) but we can only hope that Iran understands its precarious position; that the Obama Administration's diplomacy works; and that Bibi Netanyahu doesn't do something precipitious and dangerous.