Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another


Daybreak: Shots Fired in the North

Plus U.N. probe reax, and more in the news

Print Email
An Israeli tank near the border during today’s skirmish.(Ali Diya/AFP/Getty Images)

• Three Lebanese soldiers and a journalist were killed in an artillery exchange along Israel’s northern border; a Katyusha rocket also reportedly hit the Galilee. (Another source says only two Lebanese soldiers died.) It was the most serious military incident up there since 2006. [Ynet]

• Another diplomatic dispute between them: Turkey summoned Israel’s ambassador in response to Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s comment that Turkey’s new spy chief is a “friend of Iran.” [Haaretz]

• Though it “took too long,” Israel deserves praises for cooperating with a U.N. flotilla probe, though, the New York Times worries, the panel’s mandate may be too narrow. [NYT]

• The probe’s head, former New Zealand prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer, spoke about its “challenging and demanding task.” [Haaretz]

• 400 children in Israel who are essentially illegal immigrants are set for deportation, provoking a strong debate in the country. [NYT]

• Their investigation of the rocket apparently launched from Sinai yesterday demonstrates that while Israeli-Jordanian diplomatic relations have been cold, military cooperation has continued. [JPost]

Print Email

Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180

Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.

Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.

We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.

Frayed Knot says:

Yes, and I’ll be waiting with bated breath for the NYT to call for an international panel to investigate alleged war crimes committed by the US and UK in Afghanistan. I mean it’s all there in the Wikileaks dump, right?

When I see tens of thousands of Orthodox Hassidm celebrating something I can’t help knowing that these young men will never fight for their country while other Israelis will die in the coming wars.

They may have 12 children each, like the Arabs, but unlike the Arabs their children will never enter the IDF or fight for Israel. The Arabs have already won; only the Jews don’t know it.

Bill Levy

I really appreciate this post. Iˇ¦ve been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You’ve made my day! Thank you again


Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Daybreak: Shots Fired in the North

Plus U.N. probe reax, and more in the news

More on Tablet:

Who Was Jon Stewart’s Final Guest in 1995? David Letterman

By Jonathan Zalman — Letterman: ‘Sometimes what you love the most provides you with the most pain’