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Sundown: Egypt Transition Said Underway

Plus Huck in the Holy Land, and more

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Yes, that is Jon Voight, father of Angelina Jolie, with Gov. Huckabee.(Lior Mizrahi /Getty Images)

New Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman as well as the defense chief are preparing a transition from President Mubarak’s 30-year reign. The Army has been told not to hurt people, reportedly. [Laura Rozen]

• President Obama is telling foreign leaders that the U.S. supports “orderly transition to a government that is responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people.” [Laura Rozen]

• Stuxnet may cause Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor to melt down, Chernobyl-style, according to a “foreign intelligence report.” This week is like a West Wing episode! [AP/Vos Iz Neias?]

• Bibi, Huckabee, and Jon Voight: Get those three together, and it’s a party! (Huckabee and Voight proceeded to lay a cornerstone for a new East Jerusalem settlement.) [Ben Smith]

• While Jordanian protesters are dissatisfied with their government’s policies and their way of life, they maintain respect for the monarchy. [WP]

• Gabe Zimmerman, the dead Gabrielle Giffords staffer who we all assumed was Jewish and turned out not to be, in fact wasn’t but did serve as a counselor at a Massachusetts Yiddish-socialist summer camp. [Forward]

• Hitch guesses that the Egyptian protestors are motivated, above all else, by shame at their regime’s treating them like they are idiots. [Slate]

Three –bergs, only one Zuckerberg. Berg.

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It’s nice to see Tablet using the terminology of Israel’s enemies. At least you should be consistent. If you are going to call anything built by Jews in East Jerusalem “settlements” then you should also refer to the Jewish quarter in the old city as such.

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