Daybreak: Arab League Backs U.N. Statehood
Plus 10,000 attend Kletzky’s funeral, and more in the news
• 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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