Daybreak: Turkey Tension Defused
Plus, Iran blames the U.S. for killing physicist, and more in the news
• Turkey’s prime minister accepted a senior Israeli diplomat’s formal apology for humiliating Turkey’s ambassador, tentatively concluding the once-escalating tension between the countries. [NYT]
• The Iranian government explicitly blamed the United States for the death of the nuclear scientist slain in a Tehran bomb blast earlier this week. The White House press secretary called the charge “absurd.” [WP]
• Five Poles have already been arrested in connection with the recent theft of Auschwitz’s “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign, and now Polish authorities say they have figured out who the Swedish mastermind of the operation was. [AP/Vos Iz Neias?]
• Murray Saltzman, a Baltimore-based Reform rabbi who was prominent in the civil-rights movement since the early 1960s, died at 80. [JTA]
• The Israeli Foreign Ministry made contact with four Israelis, including the daughter of late peace activist Abie Nathan, who were in Haiti when the massive earthquake struck. [JPost]
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