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Daybreak: Goldstone, Vindicated?

Plus ‘noble’ and ‘ugly’ Israel, and more in the news

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• Recent indictments related to the Gaza conflict have left many wondering if there wasn’t a significant helping of truth to the Goldstone Report. [LAT]

• Visiting Jerusalem, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) insisted that an Israeli attack on Iran is not forthcoming, at least at this point. [WP]

• The European Union’s chief foreign policy negotiator expressed optimism over autumn talks with Iran. [NYT]

• After its U.S. Ambassador endorsed military action against Iran (while in conversation with Tablet Magazine contributing editor Jeffrey Goldberg), the United Arab Emirates attempted to take back the remarks. [WSJ]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu heads straight to Egypt after departing the United States to visit Hosni Mubarak, who continues to appear quite ill. Uh-oh. [Haaretz]

• Nicholas Kristof has much praise for the the “noble side” of Israel—mainly its human rights NGOs—in contrast to the “ugly side” it frequently displays to the world. [NYT]

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David says:

Glad to see that dissent is not tolerated at Tablet. And this whole time I thought dissent was the highest form of patriotism.

Yoni says:

Hardly substantive “dissent,” but really, Israel is so broken and ethically corrupt it’s sad to see its apologists dominate Jewish cultural fora such as Tablet. I miss nextbook and it’s focus on matters relevant to Jews outside of Israel and the Holocaust. (today’s story on colombian conversos is noteworth).

David says:

Yoni,

My first comment is still waiting approval from the sites moderator. BTW, nothing in my first post is inflammatory. Snarky yes, inflammatory no.

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Daybreak: Goldstone, Vindicated?

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