Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another


Daybreak: September Preview

Plus, Hezbollah gets feistier, Weiner’s district, and more in the news

Print Email
Palestinian President Abbas speaking today about the U.N. statehood route.(Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

• A potential pantomime of September’s Palestinian maneuvering at the United Nations took place during the Security Council’s monthly peace process meeting yesterday. [NYT]

• Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, accused Israel of trying to steal Lebanon’s offshore natural resources and vowed to respond to any Israeli provocation. (For more, see Lee Smith’s column today.) [AP/WP]

• The race to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose district was in Queens and Brooklyn and about a quarter Jewish, is becoming a referendum on President Obama’s Israel policies (even as the Democrat is a modern Orthodox staunch supporter of the Jewish state). [NYT]

• Israeli ambassador Michael Oren met with convicted (but controversially held) Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in his prison in North Carolina. [Ynet]

• Swimming for peace. [NYT]

• Israeli forces raided the Jenin Freedom Theatre, which had been lead by the late Juliano Mer-Khamis, and arrested two last night. [+972]

Print Email

Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180

Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.

Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.

We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.

Dani ben Leb says:

Why link 972 and not Haaretz? The Theatre raid story has an extreme political slant at 972 by Joseph Dana ( BDS activist ). The same at Haaretz puts it in a very different light. Namely two arrests in a murder investigation that is in the national interest. The raid happens to have happened in a Theatre. Linking this to some darker IDF motives is slander. Dana’s half truth stories are legion, laced with the romance of Rosa Parks and his dream of a one state solution.
Why is Marc Tracy pushing the worst at 972? Has he read Yossi Gurvittz’s ” The sick glee in the face of a terrorist attack ”’-perverse-support-of-terrorism/ .
It is the abyss of the far left that stares one in the face of such writings.
A more nuanced take would be appreciated.


Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Daybreak: September Preview

Plus, Hezbollah gets feistier, Weiner’s district, and more in the news

More on Tablet:

The Kindergarten Teacher Who Won Cannes

By Vladislav Davidzon — Hungarian actor Géza Röhrig stars in Auschwitz drama Son of Saul