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Daybreak: Israel Squandering Natural Gas Chance?

Plus calls for greater involvement in Syria gather steam

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Israeli Natural Gas (NatGeo)

• Marred by infighting and red tape, the deal to tap Israel’s natural gas field Leviathan could ultimately derail the state’s deal with Woodside Petroleum. [Globes]

• Tennessee Senator Bob Corker added his name to a growing list of political figures urging the United States to step up its involvement in the Syrian civil war. His opinion piece comes a day after allegations spread about Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons in battle. [NYT]

• As the metzitzah b’peh circumcision pratice garners controversy in Germany, Israel’s chief rabbinate signed off on the practice, saying it is preferred. [JTA]

• David Rothkopf argues that two years into the Arab Spring, it may be time to take the side of authoritarian regimes over unrelenting chaos. [FP]

• Oui, oui. France becomes the 14th country to legalize gay marriage. [Bloomberg]

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ginzy1 says:

“David Rothkopf argues that two years into the Arab Spring, it may be time to take the side of authoritarian regimes over unrelenting chaos.”

A number of Israeli middle eastern scholars / observers have stopped using the term “Arab Spring” and replaced it with “Islamist Spring”, the latter being a far more accurate and descriptive term for what is happening in our neighborhood.

It also happens to cover related events in non-Arab locations like, (e.g.,) Boston.

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