Daybreak: ‘The Situation Has Arguably Regressed’
‘Wash. Post’ on likelihood of peace talks, plus fundraisers, Wasserstein, and more in the news
• According to the Washington Post, “When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mitchell report to the White House next week on the administration’s goal of restarting the peace talks, they will be describing a situation that has arguably regressed”; the paper tries to explain why peace between Israelis and Palestinians is as far off as ever. [WP]
• The Zionist Organization of America filed a complaint against a Muslim group at University of California, Irvine, accusing it of raising money for Hamas at a campus event; the school has turned the case over to the U.S. Justice Department. [AP]
• A Turkish TV producer stumbles to explain that his show—which, says the Jerusalem Post, depicts such scenes as “IDF soldiers…killing a baby and a young girl, and lining up Palestinians to be shot before a firing squad”—“isn’t about Israeli soldiers…We love the Israeli people.” [JPost]
• On a visit to the area, Mia Farrow says children in Gaza “appear traumatized” and “deserve better.” [AFP]
• New York investment banker Bruce Wasserstein, also the owner of New York magazine and brother of the late playwright Wendy Wasserstein, died yesterday at 61. [NYT]
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