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Daybreak: No Peace Without a Process

Plus, God may be on our side but time is not, and more in the news

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• President Abbas said Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech yesterday left “nothing we can build on,” and that he would continue the U.N. statehood push in the absence of a peace process. Therefore … . [Reuters/Haaretz]

• Contributing editor Jeff Goldberg reminds us that the Palestinians, not the Israelis, are the ones who get to wait out the clock. [Bloomberg View]

• Some Democrats are questioning even President Obama’s Mideast stance. This does not, however, including the Jewish head of the Democratic National Committee, and mainly includes anonymous people. [WP]

• Thomas Friedman has the solution to the impasse, in his Friedman-y way. [NYT]

• An official in Pakistan’s military intelligence expressly condoned the targeting of the Chabad house in the 2008 Mumbai massacre. [ProPublica]

• Dana Milbank watches Bibi with his daughter’s Israeli au pair. (It actually sorta works.) [WP]

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Friedman is really just advocating peaceful protests, isn’t he, along the lines of what we’ve seen elsewhere in the region. He, and many others, have recommended as much for years, to no avail.

Yisrael says:

Does Milbank have any evidence at all to support his statement about Netanyahu’s expanding settlements? It’s actually just the opposite, but why let facts get in the way of perfectly good assumptions.

Norm says:

I don’t understand the basis for Friedman’s reputation other
than the fact, his rubbish is published in the NYTimes. As long as he was a reporter (like in Beirut during the civil
war) his articles were readable. His political analyzes and
commentaries are mostly poppycock.


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Daybreak: No Peace Without a Process

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