Daybreak: Clinton to Stand Up for Syria Action
Plus old anti-Semites say they are ‘the new Jews,’ and more in the news
• Secretary of State Clinton heads to the U.N. Security Council today to lobby for passage of an Arab-European resolution that, among other things, would call for President Assad’s ouster. Russia is the main opponent. [FP The Cable]
• Diplomats gathered at the U.N. Security Council were treated to reports of renewed fighting, verging on outright civil war. [NYT]
• The leader of Jorg Haider’s old far-right party in Austria called his compatriots “the new Jews” because they, too, are persecuted. Some did not take kindly to the comparison. [DPA/Haaretz]
• Roger Cohen has an excellent report from Lithuania on “Holocaust obfuscation” and “the suffering Olympics” between the Jews (under the Nazis) and the Lithuanians (under the Russians) [NYT]
• Likud elections are today. Prime Minister Netanyahu will win re-election as leader handily, but the religious right portion of the party is nonetheless increasing ominously. [Haaretz]
• The late music mogul Alan Meltzer left substantial sums to his chaffeur and doorman. But you really just have to read the article. [NY Post]
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180
WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
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.
I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.