April 3, 2013
April 3, 2013
To Read: Aaron David Miller takes a look at President Obama's lack of control over his Middle East legacy:
Quote: "It's inappropriate for a diplomatic mission to engage in such negative political propaganda", the Egyptian Presidency's twitter account criticizing the US embassy for sharing a Jon Stewart diatribe against Egypt's arrest of Bassem Youssef's arrest.
Number: 26, the percentage of Americans who believe that 'President Obama might be the Antichrist', according to a new conspiracy theory poll.
To Read: Turkish political scientist Can Kasapuglo tries to figure out what's next in Israel-Turkey relations:
Quote: "I have met with the finance minister few times and my initial impressions are excellent, that he is a serious man", outgoing Bank of Israel governor, Stanley Fischer, about Yair Lapid.
Number: 4,500, the number of Palestinian prisoners who sent back their food yesterday in protest of the death of a Palestinian inmate which the PA blames on Israeli medical negligence.
The Middle East
To Read: David Ignatius examines the implications of a Free Syrian Army document which reveals the extent of chaos in Syria's opposition forces:
Quote: “instead of hiding behind traditions, why don’t they say clearly they are Islamists and they want to Islamize the community”, Zeinab al-Ghoneimi, a women’s rights activist in Gaza, about Hamas' decision to enforce gender segregation in public schools.
Number: 6,000, the number of casualties in the Syrian crisis in March alone.
The Jewish World
To Read: A Jewish Ideas Daily piece about a new biography of the eccentric British army officer (and 'mad Zionist') Orde Wingate sheds some new light on this curious figure:
Quote: "A lot of our visitors don't know any Jews and have questions they want to ask. With this exhibition we offer an opportunity for those people to know more about Jews and Jewish life", Berlin Jewish Museum official, Tina Luedecke, about a controversial new exhibition which features a Jew answering questions in a glass box.
Number: 11,000, the number of youths who are to attend this year's 'March of the Living'.
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