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Sundown: Barak Predicts Assad’s Demise

Plus, Israeli envoy enlists American Jews, Lieberman the shanda, and more

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Defense Minister Barak last month.(Jim Hollander/AFP/Getty Images)

• Defense Minister Ehud Barak estimates that Syrian President Bashar Assad will no longer be Syrian president in six months. [AP/WP]

• Ron Prosor, the new Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, urged America’s Jewish institutional community to band together against the Palestinian push for statehood in September. [Haaretz]

• “Joe Lieberman, first Jew on a presidential ticket, was embracing Beck, the leading purveyor of anti-Semitic memes in the mass media,” Dana Milbank notes of the Connecticut senator’s decision to attend this August’s rally in Jerusalem. [WP]

• A moving essay on the unique position of non-naturalized Palestinian residents of Jerusalem. [Michael J. Totten]

• Charlotte Bloomberg, mother of New York Mayor Michael, died at 102 (!). [NYT]

• The lost—not last, but close—Jews of … Libya! [AP/WP]

• Oh, also, they’re not going to kill that dog. [Life in Israel]

“A change was made uptown, and the Big Man joined the band.” R.I.P.

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Dave says:

Really, Marc? “They’re not going to kill that dog.” That’s all you have to say about this retraction? That makes it sound as if there was a decision to kill the dog, and now it’s been rescinded. This is, of course, not at all what happened. The story was just utterly false to begin with. Considering that you, like the nudniks at haaretz, originally rejoiced at the opportunity to make religious Jews look like barbarians when this story first surfaced, I think you should emphasize on your Scroll here that this “clarification” from haaretz is actually a full on retraction, that the story had no basis in truth to begin with, and that you have been complicit, albeit unintentionally, in disparaging an entire community because secular Israelis can’t be bothered to check facts before dragging their the reputation of their religious brethren through the mud.

H/Ramat-Gan/Israel says:

It’s little harsh to say it but I prefer one thousand times the “Antisemitic” clown Beck over Marc Tracy & Co who are allegedly Jews like me.

Opposing the Palestinian push at the UN will be big political expenditure that would be far better spent elsewhere, such as making independence contingent on Palestinian recognition of Israel’s irrevocably Jewish character.

Why should U.S. Jews pay out of pocket for Netanyahu’s screw ups? Even with Palestinians stalling on negotiations, Netanyahu could have publicly shared his own plan for two contiguous states that would have taken all of the momentum out of the current UN campaign, and thrown the ball back over to the Palestinians. And what kind of diplomat shows up asking the locals for favors?

I mean the sheer idiocy of calling in all of your chits to oppose something that is going to happen anyway beggars belief.

tillkan says:

Not harsh, but more than a little nutty.

Barry says:

Hatred of Soros; dissent from the far-left opinion of the Organizational Jewish leadership; disagreement with Meretz – none of this is antisemitic.

Barry says:

Actually read the article: It describes Soros, the Nazi Banker and supporter of genocidal Muslims, as a “Holocaust Survivor” LOL!

Much like Arafat was a “Jihad Survivor”


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