Daybreak: Conversions Bill Moves Closer to Law
Plus IDF cleared on flotilla, another boat approaches, and more in the news
• The controversial conversion bill passed parliamentary committee yesterday. One American rabbi warned that it “delegitimizes most of American Jewry.” [WP]
• The IDF’s probe into the flotilla incident found several errors, notably of intelligence, but ultimately determined it was justified in killing the nine civilians under the circumstances. [NYT]
• An Iranian nuclear scientist who mysteriously disappeared from Saudi Arabia last year turned up last night at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, D.C., which houses the Iranian interests section. [Laura Rozen]
• Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pennsylvania), Syrian-Israeli peace mediator? [JTA]
• Israel is on a record-setting tourism pace this year. [JTA]
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