Daybreak: Aid to Lebanon Threatened
Plus Barak and Bibi compete with commissions, and more in the news
• Powerful U.S. lawmakers appear serious about halting further military aid to Lebanon in the wake of last week’s border skirmish. [WSJ]
• U.S. envoy George Mitchell is in the region to push talks. For a day. [JPost]
• Lebanon is preparing to accuse 150 people of spying for Israel and to present its case to the U.N. Security Council. [JPost]
• Israeli worries nixed the U.S. sale of a long-range missile system and certain other military toys to Saudi Arabia, though F-15 fighter planes will still change hands. [Ynet]
• In his testimony before the Turkel Commission, Defense Minister Ehud Barak demonstrated a heroic level of knowledge of the details of the military’s flotilla operation. [Haaretz]
• After U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon raised the possibility of involving the IDF in the brokered flotilla probe, Prime Minister Netanyahu threatened to back Israel out. [Arutz Sheva]
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180
WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
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.
I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at email@example.com. 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.