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Daybreak: Abbas Takes His Case on the Road

Plus Bibi’s new land grab, and more in the news

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President Abbas lands in Bogotá Sunday.(Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

• Palestinian President Abbas is in Colombia, lobbying for support for U.N. membership. Colombia currently sits on the Security Council, and is one of the only Latin American countries not fully onboard. [LAT]

• Next, he heads for Paris. [AP/WP]

• Responding to anger from the right at the demolishment of some outposts, Prime Minister Netanyahu is seeking legal ways to legitimize the building of certain settlement buildings on Palestinian-owned land. [Haaretz]

• Sanctions are beginning to significantly slow the Syrian economy, in turn putting real pressure on the Assad regime. [NYT]

• The military budget is becoming a political football as the government seeks money to pay for the new social reforms passed in the wake of the tent protests. [JPost]

• One Palestinian was killed in an unidentified blast in northern Gaza. Was not clear whether there was an airstrike or an accidental detonation. [AP/WP]

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Good luck Mr. Abbas. The Palestinian people finally deserve to feel a sense of their own autonomy, self worth, and dignity.

Eminent domain is a legal principle that
is honored throughout the civilized world.
When a more significant use of the land
is needed, the current owner’s land can
be seized–with appropriate compensation
to the current owner. Palestinians don’t
follow their own laws, so why expect them
to follow Israel’s laws? I agree with the
compensation alternative–and I also
advocate compensation for the 600,000 Jews
who were dispossessed of their property
following the War of Independence. . . Gil

I don’t really follow the sophistry of that argument if it can even be put properly or termed as such, perhaps the Palestinian people have plainly not been punished enough.

“Bibi’s New Land Grab”-Is this the kind of headline we should expect from “A new read on Jewish life”

C Fineblum says:

Land grab? What does this mean? Where is the article referring to such a nonentity?
After 1967, Samaria and Judea belonged to noone other than those who wanted to live there. No so-called Palestinians; and some Israelis who were encouraged to build the land by their own government.
Grabbing implies illegal seizure. You have used the wrong terminology- one that has a hostile connotation and is simply inaccurate.

Gary, and what “news” and new slow surprises are we to expect from your old crusts and crumbs of the morally numb…your dull indignations are duly noted.


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