Daybreak: Fort Hood Shooter Condoned Suicide Bombers
Plus a tough year ahead for JCCs, tough words from Israel, and more in the news
• Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan, who opened fire at Fort Hood army base in Texas, killing 13 and wounding at least 30, had written a blog post: “If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory.” [Times (London)]
• Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Danny Ayalon, told a British news station that his country is not “bluffing” when it comes to the prospect of attacking Iran. [JPost]
• Allan Finkelstein, president of the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America, said that 2010 will likely be more challenging for Jewish organizations than 2009, but he sees hope in challenging the “Foundation system” of gathering revenue; rather, he proposes a “concept of the Jewish community as an integrated organism and not as many separate entities.” [JPost]
• Yesterday the U.N. General Assembly voted to approve a report by Arab countries calling for Israel and the Palestinians to conduct independent investigations of the Gaza War; Israel has rejected the motion, which is an offshoot of the Goldstone Report. [AP]
Plus another scary move by Iran, Federation fundraising, and more
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