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Daybreak: Israel Strikes Syria/Lebanon Border?

Plus John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state

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• According to reports, Israeli jets struck what is thought to be a convey carrying weapons across the border from Syria into Lebanon. Others are saying it was on the Syrian side. Others yet are saying it was just a warning shot. [Times of Israel]

• John Kerry: secretary of state. Have a nice ring to it? Well, if you don’t think so, sorry, he was just confirmed by a 94-3 vote. [JTA]

• The Times takes a look at the “shadowy squads” patrolling the streets of Hasidic Brooklyn warning citizens and shops about immodest dress and behavior. [NYT]

• Today in United Nations outrage, Sudan of all good countries was voted to be vice-president of the Economic and Social Council, which regulates human rights. [UN]

• Max Greenfield, who plays Schmidt on the hit show The New Girl, tells Jimmy Fallon all about his mother and his bar mitzvah. [Jewcy]

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ginzy1 says:

“…Israeli jets struck what is thought to be a convey carrying weapons…”

Israel struck at a noun, not a verb although the noun was probably verbing a controversial cargo.


J’lem / Efrata

ginzy1 says:

No, John Kerry as Sec’y of State does not have a nice ring to it. Indeed, it was his oft-repeated statement during the 2004 campaign that he would subject US foreign policy to “the global test” that drove me into the hands of one George Bush. Furthermore, Kerry by his multiple fawning visits to one Bashar Assad during the first 2 years of the Obama administration exquisitely demonstrated his naivete, poor understanding, and downright ignorance about the middle east in general and Syria in particular.

But I guess all this qualifies Kerry to be Obama’s Secretary of State. And to merit equally fawning praise from the Tabletarians.


J’lem / Efrata


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