Daybreak: Obama Can’t Do Everything
Plus Tutu, Sendak, and more in the news
• President Obama knows he should visit Israel as his support there dwindles, but right now he’s swamped with health care reform. [Ynet]
• Desmond Tutu tells Haaretz that Palestinians are paying the “penance” for the Holocaust, and compares Israel to South Africa, which only achieved “security when the human rights of all were recognized and respected.” [Haaretz]
• Ethiopian immigrant children in Israel are required to attend Jewish schools as part of their conversion process, but religious schools in the town of Petah Tikva are refusing to enroll them. [Jpost]
• Meanwhile, the nearby West Bank settlement of Samaria has offered to “absorb the students.” [Ynet]
• An exhibit of Maurice Sendak’s artwork will come to San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum on September 8. [Examiner]
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