July 29, 2013
July 29, 2013
To Read: Pew's Bruce Stokes writes about the decline in America's global popularity-
Quote: "[Secretary Kerry is] Grateful for their leadership", State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki commending Netanyahu and Abbas.
Number: 28, the percentage of Americans who believe that the war in Afghanistan has been worth fighting.
To Read: Ophir Falk and Boa Ganor suggest that Israel should try de-radicalizing Palestinian prisoners-
Quote: “Our friends were deported to the place they fled, and their agreement was secured through extortion. Because of the exploitation of their situation at the hands of the government, their lives are in danger", an excerpt from a letter read by Eritrean asylum seekers at a press conference yesterday.
Number: 4%, the new electoral threshold which the Knesset approved yesterday.
The Middle East
To Read: Is the Egyptian General who deposed the Muslim Brotherhood actually an Islamist? National Security specialist Robert Springborg takes a look at General Sisi's agenda for Egypt-
Quote: “I believe Geneva might happen. But will it produce a political solution? This is the question. I am not overwhelmingly optimistic because I know how this regime thinks” Syrian opposition leader Ahmed al-Jarba discussing the planned Geneva talks.
Number: 36, the number of people killed in a wave of car bombs in Shia areas in Iraq.
The Jewish World
To Read: How reliable is the old testament as a historical resource? Archeologist Yossi Garfinkel shares his take on some recent findings-
Quote: “It’s a lot of work. You have to put together an hour of laugh, laugh, laugh, laugh. You can’t dawdle. In a film script, if there’s a laugh here and there, but people interacting in a meaningful way, it’s good. But on stage, you come out and you’ve got to get a laugh, and then another and another”, Woody Allen, contemplating a return to standup.
Number: $92 billion, the estimated amount of money Germany has paid holocaust victims since 1945.
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