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Daybreak: Trouble Everywhere

Plus, the Jew who made anti-sharia big, and more in the news

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Victims of the firefight outside Ramallah are paraded through the streets this morning.(Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

• For the second day, Syrian forces resumed their brutal crackdown in Hama and other cities (more at 10). [AP/WP]

• A routine incursion to make arrests in a refugee camp outside Ramallah led to a firefight that caused two Palestinian deaths and five IDF injuries. [DPA/Haaretz]

• There was also a brief exchange of fire across the Israel-Lebanon border, though no one was injured. Each side blames the other for starting it. [AP/WP]

• The housing protests in Jerusalem have shaken society, galvanized the left, and depending on your point of view revealed either how well the question of security has been taken care of for Israelis or how poorly it has been swept under the rug. [NYT]

• Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan sat alone at the table—usually he is flanked by generals—following last week’s military resignations, in a symbol of his new authority over his country’s armed forces. [AP/WP]

• The guy who basically started the anti-sharia meme, many years ago, is a Hasidic lawyer named David Yerushalmi. [NYT]

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jacob arnon says:

“The guy who basically started the anti-sharia meme, many years ago, is a Hasidic lawyer named David Yerushalmi.”

That’s probably because Jews under Islam suffered multiple depredations in ways that American Jews are unfamiliar.

Here is a review of a book by lYN Julius that deals with the issue:

“The picture on the front cover of Nathan Weinstock’s book Une si longue presence shows two barred windows. Through the window on the left, the sultan’s lions peer out. In the adjoining cage, the Jews of Fez. When the photograph was taken in 1912, the Jews were sheltering in the sultan’s menagerie from a murderous riot on the eve of the establishment of the French protectorate of Morocco.
The implication is clear: the Jews’ place is with the sultan’s beasts. It was the Jews’job to feed the lions. In times of trouble, what place of refuge could be more natural than the sultan’s menagerie?”

The book is by Nathan Weinstock’s who was a French Jew anti=Zionist till he did his own study on the history of Jews in the Arab world.

Bryna Weiss says:

o comments on the AP/WP report of Syrian crackdown on Hama. No comments?! So interesting that all those “do-gooders” who have millions of comments when it comes to Israel, have nothing to say about the brutal Arab regimes that murder their own people.
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