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Daybreak: Iran Blusters, Cowers

Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news

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The new Iranian missile is tested yesterday.(Ebrahim Noroozi/AFP/Getty Images)

• Soon after President Obama enacted tougher financial sanctions, Iran test-fired a new medium-range missile and announced it had developed its first-ever own uranium fuel rods. Yet, hit hard by sanctions, it also called for a new round of six-party talks. [WP]

• Speaking of: the Israelis and the Palestinians meet today in Amman. Keep expectations very low. More later. [NYT]

• Amid the latest tensions in Israel, ultra-Orthodox protesters marched in striped prison uniforms and yellow stars. And would you believe some folks found this tasteless? [NYT]

• Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, which won a plurality of votes in two rounds of parliamentary voting and is the most popular of the Islamic parties that won majorities, said it will not recognize Israel and will try to cancel the peace treaty. [JPost]

• Hamas and Turkey grew closer as the head of Hamas’ Gaza government visited Istanbul. [NYT]

• Ilan Grapel, the Israeli-American law student, writes for the first time about his detention this summer in Egypt, and defends his trip. [WP]

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David B. says:

Two minutes after the Iranians switch any of their radars ON, a US missile will switch it OFF. Simple.

George Samuels says:

Count me in, a Jew, who had family members die in The Holocaust, as finding indecent the wearing of the Star of David and Holocaust uniforms to protest against women. The concept of women leading Israel and Jews is historical. The concept of women dying for Israel and Judaism is historic. Women died as Jews in The Holocaust. To wear the uniform of death to protest against women’s rights is demeaning to Jews and Jewish women. Judaism is a faith and belief of and in reality. Women walk throughout the Books of the Torah. Never demean the person who gives birth and life to Jews,


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