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Daybreak: Murdoch Apologizes for Bibi Cartoon

Plus fact checking claims on Chuck Hagel

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• News Corps baron Rupert Murdoch apologized for the “grotesque” cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Sunday Times of London, depicting the Israeli premier fashioning a wall out of Palestinian blood and bodies. [AP]

• Amid revelations over the weekend that SuperPACs were taking aim at former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense, the Associated Press has dissected some of the newer claims against Hagel. [AP/NYT]

• Jonathan Chait crushes a claim by the Washington Free Beacon that Chris Hughes, newish owner of the liberal New Republic, is purging the magazine’s masthead of its Jewish writers. [NYMag]

• Jeffrey Goldberg dispels some myths and sizes up the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in light of the recent Israeli elections. [Bloomberg]

• Actress Drew Barrymore, who once went on fifty first dates with Adam Sandler and still ended up with him at the end of the movie, talks shop about raising her daughter Jewish. [Jewcy]

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Netanyahu does bear an eerie resemblance to British actor Peter Bull who played the Russian attache to Russian premier Kissoff in Stanley Kubrick’s “Doctor Strangelove.” I haven’t seen the cartoon in question but Bibi is already is a bit of an overworked cartoon in life.

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