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Sundown: A Unified Palestine?

Plus Oren stands up for Israel, and more in the news

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A joint Fatah-Hamas press conference today in Cairo.(Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

• Are Fatah and Hamas totally back together again? Maybe. More tomorrow. [NYT]

• Ambassador Michael Oren argues that the U.S.-Israeli special relationship remains crucial to American interests. Several folks, including contributing editor Jeff Goldberg and controversial professor Stephen Walt, respond. [Foreign Policy]

• An inside look at how the IDF creates its ethical rules. [JPost]

• Will the U.S. Senate get its first Jewish Tea Partier? Yes, if Adam Hasner, of Florida, has his way. [JTA]

• A new issue of the Jewish Review of Books dropped, with much attention given to the Arab spring, including a lead essay by Natan Sharansky. [JRB]

• Stay classy, pro-gun lobby. [HuffPo]

If it’s spring, it’s time for Chabad’s Mitzvah Tanks!

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shavit says:

Marc … “Stay classy, pro-gun lobby.” That really is all there is to say about that isn’t it? …

excellent job by the way … really enjoy the site.

Yaakov Hillel says:

Knowning much about Oren, Oren was given his job on the basis of a favor for favor and not because of his acomplishments.He was not a minister or major military figure. He does not represent any plurality in Israel. His complete grouping have recieved 14% at the last elections(the 2 leftist groups combined). He definitely does not represent the government, One of our problems in Israel is every bastard is a king, and like Jews in america loves to talk and be popular. Do not be over zealous from things that Oren spurts out. He enjoyed being in the picture. Israel is not going to leave secured borders that its existence depends on. If Israel left the Jordan valley or let Samaria and Judea turn into a another Hamastan like Gaza, it would cease to exist.

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