July 25, 2013
July 25, 2013
Headline: U.S. halts delivery of F-16s to Egypt
To Read: Seth Lipsky writes about the discussions that led to the US court's 'Jerusalem, Israel' decision-
Quote: "President Putin made it clear that he wouldn't allow Snowden to undermine his relationship with us. This latest action seems to counter that assertion. Russia has a choice between harboring an indicted fugitive or making an already challenging relationship that much more difficult", Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY), one of several congressmen who are angry at Putin for letting Snowden leave from Moscow International airport.
Number: 57, the percentage of Americans who would 'fire everyone in congress'.
To Read: Nathan Sacks warns that a possible (and even probable) failure of the upcoming peace talks could give naysayers and settlers some serious ammunition-
Quote: "Should there be any manipulation on Israel's part we will take unexpected steps that will stop the entire peace process", part of a statement issued by Palestinian prisoners held in Israel since before the Oslo Accords.
Number: NIS 10m, Michael Palmer asked the Judea Military Court on Wednesday for a “legal price tag” of NIS 10 million in damages against Waal al-Arjeh, who murdered his son Asher and grandson Yonatan.
The Middle East
Headline: Egypt rallies defy army chief's call
To Read: Jeffrey Goldberg thinks that bringing down Hamas is a prerequisite for peace between Israel and Palestine-
Quote: "These are men, women, and children who live every day without knowing if they will see the next sunrise -- and yet still manage to show the kind of open-hearted hospitality to a stranger", Tom Daams, a photographer who has spent months with Syrian rebels.
Number: 80, the percentage of tunnels closed at the Egypt-Gaza border.
The Jewish World
To Read: Adam Kirsch reviews a new Jesus biography which presents him a Jewish nationalist-
Quote: “I’m not saying that this is an ideal situation, but there are Jewish students whose Jewish identity is important to them but they are not necessarily in line with the Israeli government’s policy, which is perceived as globally, to the uneducated eye, the Zionistic cause. We have to allow these students to formulate their own interpretation", Chaya Esther Pomeranz, the newly elected chair of the World Union of Jewish Students, in an interview for the JPost.
Number: $5m, the amount of money Anthony Weiner has raised for his NYC Mayoral campaign (which is still on, at least for now).
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