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Sundown: Obama Calls Thomas ‘Offensive’

Plus Yuri wants a rematch, and more

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Miguel Cotto (R) and Yuri Foreman (L).(Al Bello/Getty Images)

• President Obama called retired White House reporter Helen Thomas’s statements about Jews “offensive” and “out of line.” [JPost]

• The U.S. State Department wants “international participation” in Israel’s probe of the flotilla raid. Which is probably vague enough not to ruffle Israel’s feathers … for now. [Haaretz]

• Yuri “Star of David” Foreman, soon to undergo knee surgery following his loss Saturday night to Miguel Cotto, wants a rematch. Oh hell yes. [JTA/Forward]

• The generally hawkish Washington Post editorial page comes out in favor of a limited loosening of the Gaza blockade. [WP]

• Former Tablet Magazine editor Michael Weiss updates us on Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s state-building project six months after profiling him for Tablet. [Slate]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu is super-not getting along with his national security adviser. [Laura Rozen]

Jon Stewart explains who is going to get Helen Thomas’s seat.

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Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

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Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

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