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Daybreak: Israel Lightens Blockade

Plus rumor is that Rahm’s out, and more in the news

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White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel.(Win McNamee/Getty Images)

• Israeli officially established an eased land blockade that should allow many more goods into Gaza. The move received praise from several quarters, including President Obama, who announced a White House meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu on July 6. [NYT]

• Heard the rumor? It’s that Rahm Emanuel—who once harbored ambitions of being the first Jewish Speaker of the House—will leave his chief-of-staff post by the end of the year. [Telegraph]

• U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Israel’s internal probe into the flotilla lacks “international credibility.” [NYT]

• More than a dozen U.S. warships, including an aircraft carrier, and at least one Israeli ship reportedly crossed through Suez toward the Red Sea Saturday, angering many in Egypt. [Haaretz]

• This morning, Iran stopped two U.N. nuclear inspectors from entering the country. [Reuters/NYT]

• Defense Secretary Ehud Barak is in Washington, D.C., for senior-level talks, primarily about Iran. [JPost]

Oh, and it’s the longest day of the year. So enjoy that.

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Marian says:

It was the U.S. that pressed Israel to make the blockade, whien it was instituted, a strict one that would keep luxury goods out. I have yet to see the establishment news media mention this fact. The U.S. should admit that we pushed for a strict blockade, but have changed our minds, and therefore we are asking Israel to go back to the original plan to keep weapons and war materiel out.

Dorothy Wachsstock says:

Pres. Obama is not a friend to Jews or Israel and all he wants is Jewish money. He is for the Arab countrys against this country..nobody forgets 20 years of propaganda from his Rev. Wright in a few days.

Wrights speeches are pro-Palestinian and anti-American and anti-Israel.It is a joke to say that Pres. Obama heard nothing of this.

Obama knows about the cement used for tunnels to bring in arms and not used for building homes. He speaks with forked tongue to the media and to the people in every speech.

Where are the Jews to march against his treatment of Israel? We said, “Never Again” but we are now depending on Christians as Jews are democrats and too scared to go against this Pres. as he tells Israel what they can and cannot do. Shame on all of you so called Jews who say they love Israel.

Only former Mayor Ed Koch has written columns and told the truth on all radio programs that he could get on. He admits he made a mistake in endorsing Obama. He is no friend of Jews and Koch regrets that endorsement.

Pres Obama blackmails everyone as he has now done to Israel.

If it wasn’t so devastating to the people in the Gulf where the oil is, it would be laughable when Obama says he has been on it since Day 1. He wants us to depend on Arab oil as they are his people he cares about. All of his actions show this.

Yet, Pravda, (the radical media that never vetted this man) doesn’t call him on it. He never cared.

Why doesn’t someone ask this Pres. to give back the million dollars that BP contributed to Obama’s campaign.

They are the governments spokespeople now..scared to death of him and his people.

Tie that laces of both boots as well as walk around. Stand on the balls of your feet. If your feet do not move around too much and your heel won’t slip, then you probably have the right fit.

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