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Sundown: Turkey Would Run Gaza Blockade

Plus A’jad chides Assad, boo to Dan Snyder, and more

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Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan today in Ankara, Turkey.(Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

• Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged that Turkey would escort future humanitarian ships to Gaza, in defiance of Israel’s naval blockade. But Israel’s the irresponsible one. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• The Palestinians launched their P.R. blitz in favor of their upcoming statehood gambit with a ceremony in Ramallah. [AP/WP]

• President Ahmadinejad called on President Bashar Assad to halt his violent repression of protesters. [AP/WP]

• Mysteries continue to abound about last month’s attack in Eilat, for which—atypically—no terrorist group has actually claimed credit. [Time]

The Washington Post editorializes against the bully Dan Snyder. [WP]

• The very real, and very deep, roots of Palestinian identity. [Now! Lebanon/Ibishblog]

Sid Caesar turned 89 today.

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Of all the loose saber-rattlers, I never would have picked Turkey.

Netanyahu’s zealot settler government is getting incrementally more strident and fascist all the time. The fallout with Turkey is just the latest telling tale of this fact.

James philadelphia says:

Jules go and look for Jim. Do not turn the omelette. The islamo fascists poor venom against Israel against the Jews. Israel is a democracy free fair honest. Israel has 20%of the population Arabs Moslem and Christian. Full Israeli citizens with full rights. The Israeli Arabs say it loud and clear we would not live in any of the islamo fascist countries. Israel is our country. So you see Jules you either are an Iranian paid blogger, or simply ignorant and bigoted anti Israel enemy, this is an oxymoron. Jules shut up and go look for Jim for good sex that will calm your misdirected hatred.

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