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Midday: Bibi Won’t Apologize to Turkey

Plus Natalie getting married, and more in the news

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Portman and Millepied in September.(Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

• 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]

• Gal Beckerman, whom I talked to when Kissinger’s “gas chambers” remark first became public, does the damn thing on Kissinger’s apologia. Must-read. [WP]

• 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. []

Move over, Dolph Schayes: The greatest Jewish basketball player of all time is clearly Jesus Christ. [The Basketball Jones]

Yes, of course there is video of Israeli football.

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