Daybreak: Fit to Be Tried
Ivan to face court, Bibi’s first 100 days, and more in the news
• 89-year-old convicted former Nazi guard John Demjanjuk has been OK-ed by doctors to stand trial for his war crimes. [JTA]
• Haaretz assess the Netanyahu administration after 100 days in office. [Haaretz]
• And Netanyahu himself, taking stock of the first 100, said, “We have brought a national agreement on the idea of ‘two states for two peoples,’” using that phrase for the first time in public. [JTA]
• A Jewish Kazakh philanthropist said he would invest billions of dollars in an energy project in Iran, if the government there “change[s] its ways.” [JPost]
• U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Jason Lezak has opted to play in the Jewish Maccabiah games in Israel instead of the World Championship in Rome. [SI]
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