Daybreak: Peace is Relative
A stymied traveler, disputed history, and more in the news
• Palestinian farmers in the West Bank are grateful for the relative peace since the second intifada ended—delicate as it may be—that allows them to tend crops freely. [Reuters]
• Delicate indeed—amid the ongoing disputes in Jerusalem, Hamas attacked Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the rival Fatah party, for agreeing to delay retaliation for alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza. [AP]
• And, although Defense Minister Ehud Barak got through his visit unscathed last month, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon has canceled a planned trip to the United Kingdom after warnings that he may be arrested there for those alleged war crimes. [Times of London]
• Experts weigh new evidence in an ongoing debate about the United States’ response to the Holocaust. [NYT]
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