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Daybreak: Bigot Discusses Anti-Semitism

Plus, Amr Moussa’s big moment, and more in the news

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Amr Moussa, Secretary-General of the Arab League(Getty imagse)

• Anti-Semitic attacks in France dropped 50% last year. Importantly, the French Ambassador to Israel Christophe Bigot denied that the French Muslim community committed a disproportionate number of the attacks. [JPost]

• Right-wing activists attempted to block off the highway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv as part of a “day of rage” over a West Bank outpost demolition. [Haaretz]

• While the social workers’ union held protests in Haifa and announced a strike to begin Sunday. [Haaretz]

• Israeli officials are pushing new interim peace agreements, but resumption of negotiations look unlikely. [NYT]

• The editor of Washington Jewish Week may have been dismissed over politics. [Forward]

• Immigration across the Sinai border into Israel has halved in the wake of Egypt’s unrest. [NYT]

• Sen. Bill Nelson has filed a bill allowing the families of Holocaust victims to sue European companies for unpaid life insurance claims. [Miama Herald]

• The Arab League, led by Egyptian presidential contender and man to watch Amr Moussa, held a moment of silence and heralded a new “era of revolution.” “The Arab nation has triumphed over itself,” Moussa said. “I must salute all revolutions seeking freedom and peace.” [Haaretz]

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T/Ramat-Gan/Israel says:

Nice catchy headline.

ps
Maybe you should consider to change ‘Daybreak’ to ‘Haaretz’

ps ps
Haaretz represents a small proportion of Israel’s population ( Meretz + Hadash + Balad = 10 seats in the Kneset )

Dan Klein says:

Thanks! I’m proud of that one.

I met Amr Moussa in 1996 on a rabbinic peace mission that included a meeting with Yasser Arafat. Moussa struck me as genuinely wanting a warm peace between Egypt and Israel and also between the Palestinians and Israel. But he Mubarak’s Secretary of State and is also part of a discredited generation. He has the experience to govern, but he also is part of the machine that suppressed the Muslim Brotherhood instead of giving them voice. Suppression and rage were so much a part of the air we breathed in Cairo that virtually every building of importance had army guards around it. Can Moussa head a government that embraces a multi-vocal populace?

Dani Levi says:

What Amr Moussa says in public to the “Arab” listeners is terrible. He is one of those who always agitated against Israel. A chip of the old block. It is a facade.

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