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Daybreak: To-Do After Lieberman Remark

Plus, the new Security Council, Erdogan backlash, and more in the news

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Foreign Minister Lieberman over the summer.(Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images)

• Foreign Minister Lieberman’s remark that President Abbas should be “removed immediately” is turning into an incident, with the Palestinian Authority perceiving it as a threat on the president’s life and demanding a formal apology. [Haaretz]

• A whip-count of the new batch of non-permanent U.N. Security Council members finds it even more U.S.-friendly, and less likely to support Palestinian membership, than the prior one. [Haaretz]

• New video has emerged of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center, bombed 17 years ago allegedly by Iran-backed terrorists, before the police had even arrived. [TVPublicaArgentina/Vos Iz Neias?]

• The Ilan Grapel incident is not likely to repeated anytime soon. [JPost]

• After the earthquake in Turkey’s east, there is a backlash brewing against Prime Minister Erdogan’s ambitious foreign policy: Many Turks would rather he spend the bulk of his time focusing on his own country. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• Readers who enjoy, and readers who are infuriated by, Washington Post conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin will want to read Ben Smith’s profile. [Politico]

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The PA is demanding an Israeli apology. So? What does that mean? Who cares? If it would be up to the so called Arab League and Muislim world, Israel and Jews wouldn’t exist. Who really needs to apologize? As Yuri Andropov said “Nobody speaks to the weak”. Every move the Arab world makes is to weaken Israel and foster contempt for Jews. This is one more effort and deserves no commnet at all.

Oh yeah I forgot, it’s forbidden to speak the truth.
Also why is it that no one mentions the topic of Abass’ PhD thesis? I’ll remind you:
Abbas earned his Ph.D. in history from Moscow’s Oriental College. His doctoral thesis denies that six million Jews died in World War II. In his Arabic-language book “The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism” Abbas rejects “the Zionist fantasy, the fantastic lie that six million Jews were killed. The limited number that did succumb were victims of a joint [Nazi-Zionist] plot”.

Ruth Gutmann says:

Avigdor Lieberman is a disaster. He has not learned the meaning of the term diplomacy, or its usage. Appointing him Foreign Minister was an act of cynicism.

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