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Daybreak: All Quiet on the Suez Front

Plus Qaddafi threatened, Bahrain’s ambassador, and more in the news

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-/AFP/Getty Images(An Iranian ship passes through Suez, the one two that are the first to do so since 1979.)

• Two Iranian ships passed through the Suez Canal en route to Syria this morning, and Israel is, so far, not freaking out. [NYT]

• Muammar Qaddafi may be the latest, if strangest, Arab strongman to lose his decades-long hold on power. [NYT]

• A new U.S. intelligence reports finds that Iran’s nuclear weapons program has recovered from Stuxnet and the like, but that there is actually considerable debate about whether to continue trying to build a bomb. [WP]

• Palestinians protest the U.S. veto at the U.N; Prime Minister Netanyahu thanks us. [WP/Haaretz]

• Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren tried to balance between optimism and wariness in a Times op-ed about Egypt. [NYT]

• Bet I can blow your mind. Ready? Bahrain’s ambassador to the United States: Jewish. [JPost]

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Israel doesn’t need to freak out immediately about the Iranian ships. Hizbullah has lots of ways to smuggle missiles into Lebanon in direct opposition to the UN resolution and reassurances by Condi Rice and Tzippi Livni. However it is a sign of which way the new Egyptian regime is pointed (anti-Israel)and also how dangerous it is to sign agreements with Arab countries headed by dictators (namely all Arab countries)

Jewish ambassador? I wonder who will get the blame for anything that goes wrong in Bahrain.

Argentina’s previous ambassador to the US, Hector Timerman, is also Jewish. He’s a fascinating person.

And the US ambassador to Australia is Jewish too!

that actually did blow my mind.

the comment on JPost that claims the Bahrain government is a puppet state that appointed her solely to please the “Jewish Lobby” did as well … well no, i’m kidding, i kind of expected that …

Morocco had a Jewish minister of tourism a few years ago. Maybe still.


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Daybreak: All Quiet on the Suez Front

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