Daybreak: Mubarak Lives
Plus, Yishai found negligent, and more in the news
• Although earlier reports claimed he wad dead, overthrown dictator of Egypt Hosni Mubarak is lying in critical condition in the hospital. [NYT]
• A report by blamed by State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss blames Interior Minister Eli Yishai for “grave negligence” in handling the 2010 Carmel forest fire. Amazingly enough, unless you know anything about the man, Yishai already released a video in his own defense. [Times of Israel]
• A Washington Post investigation found that the Flame computer virus infecting Iranian computers was developed by
Switzerland and the Vatican Israel and the U.S. [WaPo]
• The Dutch senate has nixed a ban on Kosher and Halal slaughter after reaching a deal with religious leaders. [Times of Israel/JTA]
• The Department of Justice is investigating three American tax preparers for moving their clients money into Israel as a tax haven. [CNBC]
• A man claiming to be a member of Al-Qaeda is holding four hostages at bank in Toulouse, the city where another Al-Qaeda inspired man killed 3 soldiers, 3 Jewish children and a rabbi. [Haaretz]
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180
WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.
I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at email@example.com. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.
We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.