Daybreak: Boy Inspires Mine Campaign
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• The story of an 11-year-old Israeli boy whose leg was blown off in the Golan has Israel considering clearing many of its hundreds of thousands of land mines. [NYT]
• Russian and Syrian leaders hinted at nuclear cooperation, alarming the United States and Israel. [Haaretz]
• Israeli business is about to experience a shake-up: Because the country was reclassified from “emerging market” to “developed market”—an honor, really—many businesses need to find new investors. [WSJ]
• Prime Minister Salam Fayyad continues to be most people’s favorite Palestinian: After a meeting in Ramallah, Alan Dershowitz called him “probably the best [peace partner] that Israel has ever had.” [JPost]
• Like Zeppo Marx, Shavuot isn’t flashy, but it’s more or less as important and brilliant as its better-known siblings. [Forward]
• A program designed to encourage Haredi men to enlist in the Israeli military is expected to net 1000 volunteers this year, as opposed to 40 just three years ago. [Arutz Sheva]
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