Sundown: Goldstone Returns
Plus not-free speech, Silver Jew, and more
• An Arab League-backed resolution to give Israel and Hamas five-month extensions to complete probes recommended by the Goldstone Report is expected to pass the U.N. General Assembly. Israel opposes any further investigation into its conduct during the 2009 Gaza War. [JPost]
• Columnist Anne Applebaum considers what the consequences for America would be if Israel bombed Iranian nuclear facilities. [Slate]
• The Palestinian Authority took credit for thwarting an Islamic Jihad-sponsored suicide attack on Israel last month. [Haaretz]
• Erwin Chemerinsky, the University of California-Irvine law school’s founding dean and a First Amendment scholar, holds that those students who disrupted Ambassador Michael Oren’s lecture at the university are not protected by free-speech guarantees. [Jewlicious]
• Charlie White, a Jewish-American skater, took the ice-dancing silver medal last night in Vancouver. [JTA]
• A columnist posits that international recognition of Palestinian statehood should be considered, not as the culmination of independence, but rather as an early, “constructive” step on the road there. [IHT]
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