Daybreak: UN, Jimmy Carter Slams Corrie Verdict
Plus circumcision complaint against second German rabbi dropped
• Both a United Nations investigator and former United States President Jimmy Carter have panned a Haifa court’s verdict that exonerated the Israeli army of wrongdoing in the death of American pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed in 2003. [JPost]
• A second criminal claim against a German rabbi for performing circumcisions has been reportedly dropped by Berlin prosecutors. [JTA]
• General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says he does not want the United States to seem complicit in a possible Israeli unilateral strike on Iran. [Guardian]
• Leonard Nimoy dropped by Comedy Central’s The Daily Show to narrate a satirical video biography of Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney. [Atlantic]
• The Times of Israel chronicles both Israeli and German reactions to the Munich 1972 attacks as archives have revealed new insights into the handling of the events and the diplomatic aftermath. [Times of Israel]
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