June 5, 2013
June 5, 2013
To Read: David Kenner tells the story of a well intentioned American NGO which tried to promote democracy in Egypt (and of how it did just the opposite)-
Quote: “We strongly believe that Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of Israel with no waivers and no caveats”, congressman Doug Lamborn, one of several congressmen who participated in an event celebrating Jerusalem at Capitol Hill.
Number: 72, the percentage of Egyptians who have no confidence in President Obama.
To Read: Igal Sarna is appalled by Shimon Peres' ostentatious birthday celebration (and especially by the main event)-
Quote: “It was a good experience. I enjoyed my time there, having a comfortable life and good labor”, Mohammad Abu Huzayen, a young man from Gaza comparing life in an Israeli jail in to life in his dire hometown.
Number: 80, the amount of nuclear warheads Israel possesses, according to a new report.
The Middle East
To Read: According to Sonar Cagaptay, whether the recent protests in Turkey will result in policy changes or not, the important thing is that we're finally seeing some Turkish grassroots activity-
Quote: "If Erdogan is unable to pursue non-violent means, he should resign" Syria's information minister Omran Zoabi being cynical.
Number: 25, the number of people detained in the Turkish city of Izmir for “tweeting misleading and libelous information”.
The Jewish World
Headline: Chief rabbis threatened over Kotel war
To Read: Gidon Rothstein believes that American orthodox Jews should always remember that their religion unequivocally states they should be living in Israel-
Quote: “Without the amendment, hundreds of thousands of Jews would not have been able to enter the United States. Without the amendment, the profile of the American Jewish community would be very different—in terms of numbers, in terms of making the community better”, ” Mark Levin, the director of NCSJ (which advocates on Behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States & Eurasia), about the momentous impact of Senator Frank Lautenberg on American Jewry.
Number: 36, 'Jewish Week' has compiled a list of '36 Jews under 36'.
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