Daybreak: Aly Raisman Wins Gold and Bronze
Plus, Egypt admits it ignored Israel’s warning
Aly Raisman–captain of the “Fierce Five”–won a gold medal in the floor exercise competition at the Olympics. She is the first American to win gold in that event and the first human to win anything to the tune of “Hava Nagila.” Raisman also placed third in the balance beam. [Boston Herald]
In the aftermath of the Sinai attack, Egypt admits that it ignored Israel’s warnings about the potential threat. 16 Egyptian policemen were killed in Sunday’s attack. [Times of Israel]
At least they’re sort of talking: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas riposted Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s criticism of the PA’s letter to the EU asking it to reconsider its ties with Israel by saying that Lieberman is “killing the peace process.” [JPost]
Duke University has acquired the papers of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, including never-before-seen correspondence and photographs of the famous religious and civil rights figure. [JTA]
Jewcy reports that Sacha Baron Cohen will be writing, directing, and starring in a spoof spy film. [Jewcy]
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