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Daybreak: Mosque Aflame

Plus Bibi moves toward extending freeze, and more in the news

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The mosque yesterday.(Musa Al-Shaer/AFP/Getty Images)

• A village mosque near the West Bank city of Hebron was torched yesterday by what are suspected to be radical Israeli settlers. Defense Minister Barak has labeled whoever the perpetrators were “terrorists.” [NYT]

• Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu will try to convince his cabinet to back an extra 60-day construction freeze. [Haaretz]

• But the move is placing Netanyahu’s coalition in jeopardy. [JPost]

• Oktoberfest in the West Bank. [LAT]

• Yesterday, the first Monday of October, everyone was checking out the new kid on the Court. [NYT]

• Philip Roth’s annual novel comes out today, to this lukewarm review. [NYT]

Tablet Magazine’s third team, the New England Patriots, dominated the Miami Dolphins in the second half last night with touchdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, winning 41-14.

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Marty Janner says:

This is the moment, that the Israelis who want peace must come to the fore front and stand behind the prime minister’s request for the extension of cessation of building in the West Bank!

My personal observation, He is showing great courage. This deed will certainly enrage certain elements within the Right. This concession may not be successful, however it is an opportunity which must be exercised. The status quo has not improved the threat to Israel’s security.

Let us hope this time, peace will come!

Howard says:

I couldn’t ageree more. This is Netanyahu’s moment. Does he want to be a Sadat or just another failed prime minister?

a concerned american/israeli jew says:

i think we all want peace, but negotiations involve give and take; why does it always seem that the giving part belongs to the israelis and the taking part to the arabs. when sharon gave gaza, hamas took away the peace from southern israel and, with the rockets they have received from syria and iran, can now, with the help of hezbollah, take away peace from most of israel. what guarantees and protections are coming from the arabs? oil or money from the saudis – their money (from the pockets of americans) go to radical islam. trade with arab nations? normalization of relations between israel and the arab nations? allowing jews to enter their countries (even as members of the US Armed Forces)? i know that the palestinians don’t have much to offer – except prevention of further violence – but abbas keeps on looking to the other arabs for support – they have much to give. when do they plan to give anything?

David says:

Marty, Howard

You and your friends at Soros Street are as delusional as ever. ‘Peace’ with the Palestinians can’t be one-sided and peace has to mean more than a signed piece of paper. Until the Palestinians recognize Israel’s right to be a Jewish State there won’t be any peace. But it must be nice to dictate Israel’s security concerns from thousands of miles away in nice upscale suburb. Heh…

Finally, since you are all about moratoriums, how about a moratorium on murdering Jews?

Zune and iPod: Most people compare the Zune to the Touch, but after seeing how slim and surprisingly small and light it is, I consider it to be a rather unique hybrid that combines qualities of both the Touch and the Nano. It’s very colorful and lovely OLED screen is slightly smaller than the touch screen, but the player itself feels quite a bit smaller and lighter. It weighs about 2/3 as much, and is noticeably smaller in width and height, while being just a hair thicker.

What do you call a gigantic polar bear? Nothing, you just run away!

I like to check out your blog a span times a week also in behalf of new readings. I was wondering if you beget any other topics you write about?

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