Daybreak: Hamas Shuts Down Election Plans
Plus German intelligence official resigns, and more in the news
• Hamas put the kibosh on voter registration in Gaza, which had been one of the few ostensible steps toward reconciliation with Fatah on display. [NYT]
• Iran’s leaders continue to slowly reveal the extent to which sanctions have successfully punished the country. [WP]
• A top German intelligence official was forced to resign following revelations that his department had shredded documents in relation to a probe of a neo-Nazi group. [NYT]
• Haaretz editor-in-chief Aluf Benn reflects on how the exemptions from mandatory IDF service are reflective of Israel’s demographic fraying and have lowered the status and importance of the army itself. [Haaretz]
• The defense of Sheldon Adelson goes like this: at least he’s open about all of it! [Bloomberg View]
• Axl Rose landed in Israel ahead of a concert tonight. The irony is that Guns N’ Roses will be without Slash, its Jewish member. [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.