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Daybreak: Arab League Backs U.N. Statehood

Plus 10,000 attend Kletzky’s funeral, and more in the news

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Thousands of Hasidic men wait for the procession of the body.(Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

• The Arab League will back and even facilitate the Palestinian statehood drive at the United Nations come September. [Ynet]

• An over-capacity crowd of perhaps 10,000 gathered to mourn Leiby Kletzky, the eight-year-old Hasidic boy who was found dead in Brooklyn yesterday. [NYT]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu defended the anti-boycott law and took responsibility for its enactment despite the fact that he was not present for its vote. [AP/WP]

• The Egyptian army is considering moving elections back two months, which would likely be a setback for the Muslim Brotherhood and a help to the less well-established parties. [JPost]

• The Israeli government approved the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s controversial proposed site for a new Museum of Tolerance, which is essentially on an old Muslim graveyard in west Jerusalem. [AP/WP]

• George M. Ross, a leading Philadelphia-based philanthropist who helped raise money for the new National Museum of American Jewish History, died at 77. [NYT]

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Carl says:

RE: Arab League–That’s pretty funny. In 1948-67 When Jordan and Egypt occupied the land was supposed to be Palestine I don’t recall them backing a Palestinian state. I wonder what made them change their mind?

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Caroline says:

who will be Herbert Pagani of September 2011???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KACiI1PifL4

who will be the american Pagani???

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