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Sundown: Bibi Warms Up to Jordan

Plus Cameron calls Gaza ‘prison camp,’ and more

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British and Turkish Prime Ministers Cameron and Erdogan, today.(Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

• Without prior announcement, Prime Minister Netanyahu visited Amman to ask Jordanian King Abdullah to back direct Israeli-Palestinian talks. [Haaretz]

• British Prime Minister David Cameron called Gaza “a prison camp” and advocated an end to the blockade while addressing a group of Turkish businessmen. [Haaretz]

• Six Israeli and one Romanian solder died in a helicopter crash in central Romania, where they were participating in joint military drills. [JTA]

• Oliver Stone apologized for his remarks yesterday about Jewish control of the media and clarified that the Holocaust was—indeed—“an atrocity.” [NYT]

• Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (author of Nextbook Press’ Betraying Spinoza) has a great essay on the brothers Singer (yup, there was another!). [The Book]

• Ian Buruma accuses Israel’s critics of holding it to a double standard. [Project Syndicate]

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MaxS says:

If there are 2 bigger hypocrites on the world stage than the UK and Turkey I don’t know of them. Turkey preaches to Israel while it occupies Northern Cyprus and oppresses the Kurds. The UK created the mess in the middle east and daily kills innocent Afghan civilians. It amazes me that the media never brings up points like these.

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Sundown: Bibi Warms Up to Jordan

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