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

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another


Daybreak: U.S. Ups Pressure on Iran

Plus Shalit and Grapel, East Jerusalem plans, and more in the news

Print Email
The Iranian nuclear facility at Bushehr.(IIPA via Getty Images)

• In the wake of last week’s sensational allegation of an assassination attempt on American soil, the United States is pressuring international atomic inspectors to reveal their evidence that Iran continues to develop nuclear weapons. [NYT]

• We know Gilad Shalit is slated to come home tomorrow, but it looks like Israeli-American Ilan Grapel, held by Egypt since June, will follow him soon. [Haaretz]

• Israel officially submitted plans to begin a new Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem; it was condemned by the Palestinian Authority and cautioned by the United States. [NYT]

• The Arab League is considering the fairly extraordinary, if largely inconsequential, step of expelling Syria over the months-long, brutal crackdown of the Assad regime. [WSJ]

• King Abdullah, of Jordan, fired much of his cabinet, giving himself (by my count) his third prime minister since the Arab Spring began. And it is one of the most stable countries in the region! [JPost]

• Much how Al Capone was brought down by tax evasion, for all the controversy over the planned Islamic center near Ground Zero, it may end up being felled by a dispute over $1.7 million in rent it allegedly owes Con Ed, the electrical utility. [NYT]

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.


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: U.S. Ups Pressure on Iran

Plus Shalit and Grapel, East Jerusalem plans, 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