Daybreak: Mazel Tov, Obama!
A Nobel, a threat, and more from the news
• Surprise: President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize! Among other rationales, the committee cites the fact that “dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts.” [WP]
• “Even if one American or Zionist missile hits our country, before the dust settles, Iranian missiles will blow up the heart of Israel,” says a Iranian military official. [Reuters]
• Jewish leaders in the United Kingdom have asked the Conservative party for evidence that it vetted Polish and Latvian politicians known for their anti-Semitism and homophobia before joining forces with them in the EU. [Guardian]
• The latest trial of John Demjanjuk, the alleged “Ivan the Terrible” at Treblinka, has been set for November 30 in Munich. [JTA]