Daybreak: Ahmadinejad Still Pissed at Jews
A shul to close, a school to open, and more in the news
• Speaking to a half-empty room at the U.N. General Assembly yesterday—many delegates, including those from the United States, walked out—Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke out against the “Zionist regime” responsible for “genocide,” and the “small minority” who dominate the world with “racist ambitions.” [JTA]
• Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas still think the other should make the first move toward compromising for peace. [Reuters]
• The “lack of muscle” behind Obama’s demand for a settlement freeze in Israel may have caused more harm than good in the Middle East. [AP]
• A 104-year-old synagogue in Lexington, Mississippi, will close after this Yom Kippur. [Forward]
• Meanwhile, New Jersey will have its first publicly funded Hebrew-language charter school in 2010. [Star-Ledger]
An obvious question, poetic justice, and following Fonda
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