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Daybreak: Abbas Still Avoiding Direct Talks

Plus Ayalon in ‘WSJ,’ Amar’e in Jerusalem, and more in the news

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Amar’e in May after his team was eliminated from the playoffs.(Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

• Despite strong pressure from the Americans, Palestinian President Abbas continues to resist direct talks. [AP/Haaretz]

• German authorities charged the 88-year-old who was number three on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s most-wanted list with aiding the murder of 430,000 Jews at Belzec as a guard and personally shooting ten himself. [NYT]

• In an op-ed, deputy foreign minister (and former ambassador) Danny Ayalon defends the blockade and calls flotilla-type activists hypocrites who don’t really care about Palestinian suffering. [WSJ]

• The 11th Commandment at Agudas Achim outside Washington, D.C., is: Thou shalt not bother Rahm about politics. [Page Six]

• 47 congresspersons are co-sponsoring a non-binding resolution that would articulate support for Israel’s right to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities. [Suite 101/Vos Iz Neias?]

• A reporter catches up with New York Knick and Jew Amar’e Stoudemire dining with his girlfriend in Jerusalem. “I have been aware since my youth that I am a Hebrew through my mother, and that is something that has played a subtle but important role in my development,” he said. “I have never hid my spiritual roots. They just weren’t something that came under the spotlight.” [JPost]

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Daybreak: Abbas Still Avoiding Direct Talks

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