Midday: Bibi Won’t Apologize to Turkey
Plus Natalie getting married, and more in the news
• Prime Minister Netanyahu announced that while Israel may agree to express regret for the loss of life during the Memorial Day flotilla incident, it will not apologize. [JTA]
• WikiLeaks keeps on giving: Today we learn that the United States declined a United Arab Emirates request to check three credit card numbers allegedly used by Mossad operatives in connection with the January assassination of Hamas weapons man Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. [Haaretz]
• Jewish heartthrob Natalie Portman is engaged to and pregnant with Benjamin Millepied, the perfectly named French (not Jewish) choreographer on her latest movie, Black Swan. [ABC]
• American football: They play it in Israel! [NYT]
• Iran hanged a man convicted of being a Mossad spy. [AP/LAT]
2010 was a record tourism year for Israel. [Arutz Sheva]
Dmitriy Salita on the grand Israel tour. [Fightnews.com]
Yes, of course there is video of Israeli football.
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