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Sundown: Does White House Back Int’l Probe?

Plus the real Palestinian world, and more

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President Barack Obama earlier today.(Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images)

• Bill Kristol says White House will back a U.N. (read: Goldstone-esque) investigation into the flotilla raid; White House vehemently denies this, saying it continues to support an Israeli-led probe. Well, somebody’s lying. [Ben Smith]

• Legislators are pushing back at White House efforts to defang Iranian energy sanctions. [Laura Rozen]

• Fred Kaplan explains why the alternate Turkey-Brazil-Iran fuel swap deal would be ineffective, and why Turkey and Brazil’s failure to support U.N. sanctions is suspect. [Slate]

• A French reality show plans to find out what happens when six Israelis co-habiting with six Palestinians stop being polite and start getting real. [Good]

• A fantastic exploration of the new sort of highly politicized “humanitarianism” embodied by the flotilla activists. [TNR]

• Tablet Magazine columnist Josh Lambert is a Big Jewcy. [Jewcy]

What are you doing tomorrow? You’re watching U.S.-England. You just are. Below: My favorite soccer ad ever, all the way back from 1994.

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Avi Zenilman says:

I can’t believe you picked zombies over robot ninjas.

Betty says:

The Obama administration has been so hostile to Israel and its leaders for so long that it is difficult to accept the denial of the White House at this late stage of the game. Only actions will convince one that Obama has actually had a change of face and is ready to show respect toward the national home of the Jewish people and its democratically elected officials. My trust may be restored only after I witness a series of actions by the White House and the rest of the Obama administration. Words of denial at this stage won’t do.


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