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Daybreak: Still Not on the Same Page

Plus the Syria ripple effect, and more in the news

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The two leaders last September.(Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

• PRESIDENT OBAMA’S AND PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU’S TEAMS are contemplating language both could agree to, but a lack of trust, born of their suspicion that each is interfering in the other’s domestic politics, is proving fatal. [Haaretz]

• OBAMA WILL LIKELY RESIST ISRAELI CALLS (joined by some Americans) for him to articulate clear red lines, violations of which would prompt U.S. military response. [LAT]

• GIVEN THE SECTARIANISM INVOLVED, implosion stemming from the Syria crisis is expected to be felt across the region. [NYT]

• IRAN PRETTY UNCONVINCINGLY talks an anti-nuclear weapons talk. [NYT]

• SEVERAL LEADING JEWISH PRO-ISRAEL VOICES are lobbying the State Department to move the Iranian MEK group, which also hates the Iranian regime and may have worked with Israel on anti-regime operations, off its list of terrorist groups. The problem is it’s pretty much a terrorist group. [JTA]

• DANIEL PEARL IS THE LATEST JEW whom, we’ve learned, was posthumously baptized by Mormons. Guys, not cool. [Boston Globe]

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Hershel (Heshy) Ginsburg says:

Something that I would expect MT & Tablet to mention (but perhaps I expect too much), Lara Friedman, a bigwig from Americans for Peace Now attends the Arab League “Jerusalem Conference” in Doha and was shocked (she was just shocked) to learn that the Arabs are not interested in peace with Israel in ANY constellation of borders. She was even more shocked (just shocked!) to learn that the Arabs deny any Jewish connection to, or legitimacy in Jerusalem!!! Could you ever have imagined such a thing? Just shocking!!

To read this masterpiece of useful idiocy, see her OpEd here: (this is not a parody; it’s real).

Jonathan Tobin over at Contentions does a nice job dissecting Friedman & more so what she represents. I’ll post the URL for the Tobin piece below (in order to avoid being dumped into the Tablet “2 URL black hole”).

J’lem / Efrata

Hershel (Heshy) Ginsburg says:

The Tobin dissection of Lara Friedman and AFPN can be found here:


Geoff M says:

I too was wondering if and when Mark would mention that piece. But I guess he just didn’t have it in him to point out how Friedman exemplifies everything that’s wrong with the Jewish Left.


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