Daybreak: Peaceful, Easy Feelings
Sharing Jerusalem, Mubarak’s two cents, and more in the news
• The Interfaith Encounter Association in Israel has launched a project to reimagine a shared future for the holiest site in Jerusalem for both Jews and Muslims, the Temple Mount. A part of the plan (seriously): “divine intervention.” [Reuters]
• Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says his country and the United States agree on 19 out of 20 points. The one, itsy-bitsy point of contention? It’s still the settlements. [JTA]
• But never fear: attempting to seize the “rare moment of opportunity” presented by President Obama’s leadership, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has written an editorial, titled “How to Achieve Israeli-Palestinian Peace.” That should do it! [WSJ]
• The Jewish Agency estimates a 15 percent increase in aliyah by North American Jews this year. [JTA]
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