Daybreak: Israel Would Talk To Syria
Plus a school war in N.Y., and more in the news
• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set the stage for unconditional peace talks with Syria, telling the Knesset that he has approached France about serving as mediator. [JPost]
• In fact, an Egyptian-news report said that Israel would even settle for Turkish (rather than French) mediation. [Ynet]
• The town of Ramapo in Rockland County, N.Y., has become a bitter battleground between Orthodox Jews who control a majority of the school board (but send their kids to yeshivot) and the parents of public school students. [NYT]
• For the first time, rockets launched from Gaza into Israel (they landed, unexploded, in the Negev) have been identified as an advanced class of Russian weapon. [JTA]
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180
WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.
I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at email@example.com. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.
We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.