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Sundown: U.S. Backs Israel on Flotilla

Plus raider of the lost Jews, and more

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I know you all remember this.(Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

• The State Department backed the Israeli Turkel Commission’s finding of no IDF culpability for the nine flotilla deaths. [Haaretz]

• Ban Ki-moon condemned the apparent 9/11 Truther sentiments of the U.N.’s “special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories.” [Haaretz]

• The Israeli cabinet significantly raised the tax on profit from gas and oil following the major offshore discoveries. Welcome to the petrostate era. [NYT]

• You know all those lost/hidden Jews articles? That’s this guy’s life. [Ynet]

• Aaron David Miller, Daoud Kuttab, and (Tablet Magazine contributor) Yossi Alpher debate the anti-settlements U.N. resolution. [IHT]

• Ethan Bronner has a solid take on the Palestine Papers. [NYT]

Enjoy the State of the Union tonight. Because even the president of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.
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Sundown: U.S. Backs Israel on Flotilla

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