Daybreak: Two States, and Exiles
Bibi’s speech, kosher Google, and more from the morning papers
• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu endorsed a two-state solution for the first time, but attached conditions that have left Palestinians unsatisfied, to say the least. [WP]
• While generally praising President Obama’s Cairo speech, The New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertzberg agrees with André Aciman that “a mention of the eight hundred thousand Jewish refugees from Arab lands might have been in order.” [New Yorker]
• Meanwhile, representatives of Jews exiled from 10 Arab nations will go before the Italian parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission tomorrow to make a case for their rights. [JTA]
• American al-Qaeda member Adam Yahiye Gadahn officially acknowledged—and denounced—his Jewish roots in a new video. [Haaretz]
• Ruth Messinger, president of the American Jewish World Service, is fasting today and tomorrow to, somehow, raise awareness about Darfur. [JTA]
• Koogle, a new “kosher” search engine, rests on the Sabbath. [Reuters]
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