January 20, 2013
January 20, 2013
Headline: Obama officially begins 2nd term
To Read: On the eve of Obama’s second inauguration speech, Foreign Policy’s Daniel Drezner offers a wittily revised version of his first.
Quote: "another reminder of the threat posed by al Qaeda and other violent extremist groups in North Africa", President Obama responds to the Algerian crisis.
Number: 23, the number of hostages reported dead in the recent Algerian crisis.
To Read: Our Israel Factor panelist Alon Pinkas criticizes PM Netanyahu’s reaction to Obama’s remarks on Israel
Quote: “Imagine if the Golden Dome - I’m being recorded so I can’t say ‘blown up’ - but let’s say the Dome was blown up, right? And we laid the cornerstone of the Temple in Jerusalem. Can you imagine? None of you would be here - all of you would be like, ‘I’m going to Israel, right?’ No one would be here, it would be incredible!”, ‘The Jewish Home’ Knesset candidate Jeremy Gimple sharing his fantasies.
Number: 40 the projected number of orthodox members in the next Knesset.
The Middle East
To Read: Former Iranian foreign ministry employee Ahmad Hashemi gives an inside look at the way nuclear issues are discussed in Iran:
Quote: “There are 40,000 people working in the building and I think 35,000 out of those can’t stand the Muslim Brotherhood”, says Ehab El Mergawi, a state television news producer and member of the leftist April 6 group.
Number: 3,538, the number of children killed since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Jewish World
To Read: Gilad Ini points out the problematic disparity in the New York Times' coverage of Egyptian and Palestinian leaders’ anti- Semitic remarks in a curious JPost opinion piece:
Number: 5, The number of Jewish hockey players starting the season in the NHL.
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