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Daybreak: Obama Cancels G.A. Talk

Plus Tom Friedman gives up on peace negotiations, and more in the news

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• President Barack Obama canceled his appearance at the Jewish federations’ General Assembly, planned for tomorrow, in order to attend a memorial for the victims of the Fort Hood shooting. He’ll still meet with Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington today. [JTA]
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman thinks the White House should give up on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, at least for now. [NYT]
• The great-grandson of Richard Wagner protested the use of the composer’s “chauvinistic war-mongering music” at an event marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, calling his great-grandfather a “militant anti-Semite.” [JTA]
• Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, implored his constituents to eat less meat to help the environment. [JTA]
• A Spanish-language eBook version of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf illustrated by a swastika image was for sale on Apple’s App Store on Friday; by Saturday it had disappeared, possibly due to outrage in the blogosphere. [JPost]

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Daybreak: Obama Cancels G.A. Talk

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