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Sundown: Report Delayed for Breathing Room

Plus, remembering Yoni Netanyahu, and more

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• The release of the Palmer Report—the U.N. finding on last year’s flotilla, expected to be unfavorable to Turkey—has been postponed to the end of the month, to give Israel and Turkey time to negotiate a rapprochement. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• How Jordan, while not without some unrest, has managed to avoid the upheaval characteristic of much of the rest of the Arab world. [AP/WP]

• Thirty-five years to the week after the raid at Entebbe, the one Israeli soldier slain, Yonatan Netanyahu (the prime minister’s brother), is remembered by people he knew at Harvard. [Harvard Crimson/JPost]

• For the first time, China has awarded a foreign ambassador honorary citizenship. The ambassador in question is Amos Nadai, of Israel. [The Schmooze]

• A new poll found that President Obama would win only 56 percent of the Jewish vote against a generic Republican candidate today. The problem is that the poll is a load of partisan crap. [Washington Jewish Week]

• Andrew Silow-Carroll has some other ideas for leads in the vein of “The following may cheer those who complain that Jews exercise too much influence in the American political system.” [JustASC]

Fact I learned today: Joni Mitchell’s “Free Man in Paris” is based on David Geffen.

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Hershel (Heshy) Ginsburg says:

“the poll is a load of partisan crap”…

And you MT are totally neutral and non-partisan in your blogging & writing especially when it comes to Obama & Israel.


I’m not sure Tablet positions itself as non-partisan; its pieces, where partisan, are pretty open about it. I don’t see that as a detriment; that doesn’t mean I agree with everything I read here. But I think it’s an important voice in the community. Just as yours is.

Abbi says:

You just found out now that FMIP is about Geffen? Then you are not truly a Joni fan.

But I will pass on this link of Chava Alberstein singing Cactus Tree in Hebrew:

Carl says:

“the poll is a load of partisan crap”… Lets be honest, everything in the media is biased whether consciously or unconsciously.

I believe it’s important to distinguish partisianship in commentary, which is acceptable, from partisianship in facts, which is not.


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