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Daybreak: New Mohammad Cartoons Published

Plus Romney on one-state solution and Gilad Shalit’s Rosh Hashanah letter

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Police in Pakistan Block Protestors' Path to U.S. Embassy(Getty)

• Following a French magazine’s publication of a new crop of cartoons that controversially depict the Islamic prophet Mohammad, 20 French embassies and schools have been temporarily closed. Last week’s protests have spread to Afghanistan and Pakistan. [Haaretz]

• Separate explosions, which reportedly targeted the power supplies of Iran’s two main uranium enrichment facilities, took place earlier this week. Iranian officials have called it an act of sabotage. [NYT]

• In Yediot, Gilad Shalit writes movingly about his first Rosh Hashanah since being released from captivity and some of the reactions that Israelis have when they encounter him. [YNet]

• Toby Axelrod writes on the meaning of the ordination of four new rabbis in Germany, an event that took place just before Rosh Hashanah in Cologne, the city where a court banned circumcision. [JTA]

• A video featuring controversial remarks by presidential candidate Mitt Romney that cast doubt on the viability of a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli Conflict has gone viral, setting off a wave of criticism. [NYT]

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jacob_arnon says:

The more cartoons and books published that criticize Muhammad the better.

The only way to show that we are not afraid of their retaliatory threats is to keep up the pressure.

No one rioted when that awful “piss Christ” image was exhibited. No one riots when Moses and other Jewish prophets are criticized.

Not being offended is not a freedom, it’s a cause of setting up tyrannies and inquisitions. .

Beatrix17 says:

Netanyahu and Romney are not friends. They worked for
the same company, knew each other slightly, But Netanyahu has focused
all his attention on Obama whom he expects to win the election.

In 40 years Israel and Palestine haven’t had peace? In
the 20 years that Palestine was under Jordanian (West Bank) and
Egyptian (Gaza) control they never even asked for peace.

Arafat was the leader of an insurgency and had no idea
how to run a country,. Every time Israel and Palestine got near
peace, Arafat started another insurgency. Abbas was his propagandist
and all Abbas can do is be a propagandist. They don’t need one
nation, the Palestinians need new leadership—a Palestinians who is
excited about and capable of leading a country. He’s in there
somewhere. Maybe even in prison.

Israel does not want to be an occupier. Her young
people forgo their college, the start of their careers, and the
chance to begin their families in order to take two years out of
their lives and occupy the stupid Palestinians. Do you really think
anyone wants to do this?

Obama made the most clumsy approach yet to peace. Don’t
knock it because of his ineptitude. It’s beginning to look like
Gingrich would have been the better candidate for the Republicans


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