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Daybreak: Fated Flotilla

Plus de Klerk denies nukes report, and more in the news

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The ‘Freedom Flotilla.’(WSJ)

• The Gaza-bound “Freedom Flotilla,” carrying over 800 activists, will soon be halted by the Israeli military’s blockade. But what will the PR fallout be? [WSJ]

• Former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Florida) is being strongly considered as America’s next ambassador to Israel. He would constitute a “high-impact political appointee.” [Laura Rozen]

• F.W. de Klerk, the final leader of apartheid-era South Africa, vigorously denied the report that Israel offered to sell his country nuclear weapons. [JPost]

• Amnesty International, which believes Israel committed war crimes in last year’s Gaza conflict, accused the U.N. Security Council permanent members of shielding it from consequences. [Haaretz]

• A federal judge ruled that police acted constitutionally in uncovering a plan to blow up two Bronx synagogues. So the case will proceed. [NYT]

• Iranian President Ahmadinejad sniped at Russia for backing sanctions at the Security Council. [NYT]

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Garry says:

Re Appointment of Robert Wexler as next Ambassador to Israel:
The Israeli government has the rightr to accept or not accept a nominee as an Ambasador to it. It doesn’t serve Israel to have Jews as Ambassador to Israel. After Kurtzer and Indyk, Wexler should not be accepted if his appointment is proposed. Enough with the court Jews!

De Klerk and Peres deny any transaction involving nuclear technology.

What is the chance that The Guardian will highlight those denials?


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