June 9, 2013
June 9, 2013
To Read: Doyle McManus thinks that Obama's foreign policy appointments are a signal that he no longer needs establishment figures to counter his inexperience and that he might feel freer to implement his real world view-
Quote: "[Compared to the extremely wide powers of Israeli police and security organizations over electronic data] the powers of the American agencies are a joke", attorney Jonathan Klinger, an Israeli Internet privacy ecpert, giving an Israeli perspective on the US surveillance scandal.
Number: 78, the percentage of Americans who said the surveillance cameras are a good idea in a poll conducted after the Boston bombings.
To Read: Daniel Dasbcheck examines the underlying universalistic optimism of backers of one state solution (at least those from the left)-
Quote: “I am not ‘our’ writer; I am ‘my’ writer. I don’t write in the name of something and I am very rude sometimes. Once you wrote about me that I’m a brat, and I actually liked that. I never went along the main path. I never found it”, a quote by prominent Israeli writer Yoram Kaniuk, who passed away today aged 83.
Number: 100,000 the number of attendees in Tel Aviv's pride parade on Friday (the link features a video of Yair Lapid being booed by the crowd).
The Middle East
Headline: Syria opposition sticks to talks boycott
To Read: Journalist and human Rights lawyer Alia Malik claims that sectarianism in the Middle East- and especially in Syria- is often artificially emphasized and exploited by leaders and does not always reflect the people's true sentiments-
Quote: “The government is running like clockwork. There is nothing that necessitates early elections”, Huseyin Celik, deputy chairman Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AK) ruling out an early elections in Turkey.
Number: $5bln, the size of the UN's largest ever aid appeal, demanded for Syria.
The Jewish World
To Read: Rabbi Evan Moffic explains why he became a Rabbi despite the belief that this is no longer a considered a fit profession for a nice Jewish boy-
Quote: "They're getting used to us", Anat Hoffman referring to the orthodox prayers at the Western Wall.
Number: 68, the number of photos presented at an exhibition commemorating Palestinian Martyrs at a publicly subsidized Parisian museum.
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