Daybreak: Early Elections Coming to Israel
Plus French raids on domestic terror cells yields some frightening results
• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for early elections, which will take place in the beginning of 2013, most likely in February. It’s unclear who Netanyahu’s strongest opposition will be. [Haaretz]
• In a series of raids on Islamic terror cells in France, a bomb-making lab was uncovered by French authorities. In one raid that led to a gun battle, French police killed one of the men linked to the attack on a kosher supermarket in the suburbs of Paris earlier this month. At another site, a list of French Jewish institutions was found. [NYT]
• The German government has approved a bill that would formally legalize circumcision in Germany and protect mohels from prosecution. The measure is expected to pass when voted upon by the Bundestag. [Times of Israel]
• Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, a Jewish biochemist from New York, is one of two winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Lefkowitz was honored for his “groundbreaking” work isolating a gene receptor. [JPost]
• Manhattan’s new High School of Art and Design unveiled a glass-paneled mural from Art Spiegelman, one of its most famous graduates. [NYT]
Plus Turkey fires upon Syrian targets for the second day
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.