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Daybreak: Obama Accuses Syria

Plus Australian ‘crisis,’ and more in the news

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri and President Obama in the Oval Office yesterday.(Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

• President Obama informed the Lebanese prime minister that he still believes Syria is transporting Scud missiles to Hezbollah. [Ynet]

• We learned that Australia’s expulsion yesterday of a Mossad representative related to the Dubai/Hamas assassination followed the country’s intelligence chief’s personal trip to Israel. Israeli diplomats called this “a very serious crisis.” [Haaretz]

• Others joined Shimon Peres in denying the report that Israel offered to sell nuclear weapons to apartheid-era South Africa. [NYT]

• U.S. envoy George Mitchell revealed that he intends to set a “deadline” for a peace agreement to emerge from the proximity talks. [Foreign Policy]

• Israeli police suggested that the attorney general indict Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman for allegedly attempting to subvert a corruption investigation. His indictment for alleged corruption has previously been recommended, though not followed through on. [WSJ]

• The guest list to Thursday night’s White House Jewish Heritage reception is beginning to trickle out. Hopefully invitee Sandy Koufax will show. (We will have a report afterward.) [AP]

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The formula for an anti-Israel bestseller includes one part outrageous fabrication to get the real Jew-haters salivating. Just ask Seymour Hersh, with his Samson Option. I think as Marc pointed out, The Guardian was the first paper to seize on this claim.

some insidious anti-semitism in england has been well- known
and this brave book does a masterful job of holding the british
up to the light. but it shouldn’t be too surprising in face of the
ease with which british kings had their wives’ heads lopped off
and the cruelty exposed by charles dickens.

yet why now are the stories of israel providing apartheid s.a.
with nukes in circulation now?

and why

and why – to continue from response slipped out from above –
did australia behave the way it did in announcing to world parties,
including arab nations – that the israel government forged the
passports of “australian” participants in the dubai incident.

let’s hope anti-semitism isn’t bubbling up once more –

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