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Daybreak: Israelis Protest Housing Costs

Plus report delayed again as Israel, Turkey talk, and more in the news

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An Israeli woman protests rising housing costs yesterday.(Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

• Israel was dominated this weekend by mass protests over rising housing prices, putting a dent in Prime Minister Netanyahu’s popularity. [WSJ]

• The U.N. report on last year’s flotilla was delayed, again, as Israel and Turkey try to make amends beforehand. [Haaretz]

• An Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated on the street in Tehran, not the first. Iran blamed Israel even while denying the nuclear scientist was a nuclear scientist. [Haaretz]

• Israeli forces intercepted a boat on the Dead Sea that appeared to be smuggling arms. [AP/WP]

• Eilat … could use an international airport. [Haaretz]

• Amy Winehouse, dead at 27. [Tablet]

By the way, last night’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, called “Palestinian Chicken,” is essential viewing for Scroll readers.

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Garry says:

No Israeli apology is required. You can’t go through life apologizing. The Mavi Marmara and its pasengers were no angels and deserve no special considertion. When you play with fire, expect to get burned. The major problem in Israel and its foreign relations is the failure of much of the world to understand that they are dealing with non ghettoized Jews who are no longer dependent on the tolerance of some gentile authority to decide issues of life and death for Jews. Apologizing is a one way ticket back to the ghetto and a fifth class existence based on the tolerance of others. The Europeans much prefer the pre 1945 psycholgy of Jews. Well, Europeans should understand, as should Israeli leftists, that those days are gone foprever.

jerome says:

Curb Your Enthusiasm’s episode last night tackled a multitude of Jewish anxieties last night, from geopolitics, domestic politics and the perils of dessert! Awesome and hilarious.


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