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Daybreak: Spies Targeted Jewish Donor

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• A confirmed target of that Russian spy ring was Alan Patricof, a (Jewish) venture capitalist who is close with Secretary of State Clinton and a prominent Democratic fundraiser, particularly in New York. [Politico]

• Turkey says it won’t appoint a new Israeli ambassador until Israel apologizes for the nine civilian deaths aboard the flotilla. [WP]

• When asked at her confirmation hearing where she was on Christmas Day (when a man tried to bomb an airplane), Elena Kagan replied: “Like all Jews, I was probably at a Chinese restaurant.” [JPost]

• President Obama and Saudi King Abdullah met at the White House. The topic of Israel was broached, though there were no breakthroughs. [WP]

• Thomas Friedman praises the West Bank state-building led by Prime Minister Fayyad and suggests that, when they meet next week, Obama urge Prime Minister Netanyahu to cede certain cities to the P.A. [NYT]

• Following hard upon his 25th anniversary on the show, Larry King is closing up Larry King Live, whose ratings have been in decline. He will remain a CNN contributor. [NYT]

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Peter Beinart and Norman Pohoretz are correct. Liberal Jews have substituted Judaism for their anti-Israel, everyone should share and we’ll all get along, Tikun Rabbi Lerner’s teachings, brand of liberalism. Tom Friedman went to Brandeis U. which built a mosque to show their sharingness. Does Notre Dame have a synagogue or mosque?

The world hates Israel because not enough Israelis died in the 2008 war in Gaza so it was disproportionate. Is Israel supposed to apologize for its citizens not dying in a war started by an intrangient haters? No! But only Israel has to defend itself against a UN report written by a S. African Jew Goldstone.

It’s really time that Israel told our detractors and haters including the Quartet to go to Hell.

Bill Levy

Garry says:

Elena Kagan’s answer in not cute but is stupid. Maybe it’s ok for a bunch of west side yentas but that response does little to enhance Jews in the eyes of the world.

Rachel says:

I agree regarding Elena Kagan’s poorly chosen response.
Damn. Her indescretion reminds me of Sarah Palin, G-d forbid.

TURKISH DEMAND FOR AN APOLOGY: Give Turkey a hand and it will demand your arm; give it your arm and it will demand your body. While Erdogan’s cronies are in power, Turkey should be totally disregarded.


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