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Daybreak: Risky Business

Plus LeBron moves to Israeli-owned Heat, and more in the news

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Prime Minister Netanyahu yesterday.(Stan HondaAFP/Getty Images)

• While acknowledging skepticism, Prime Minister Netanayhu pledged “to take risks, political risks” in order to get direct peace talks underway. [NYT]

• President Obama predicted that Israel would not take military action against Iran behind his back. [JTA]

• Iran, meanwhile, said it would not accede to talks with Washington until the West clarified Israel’s nuclear status. [Haaretz]

• Roger Cohen says he has never seen Israel more isolated. He also primarily blames its reaction to the flotilla for the fallout in Turkish relations, while acknowledging Turkish leaders’ pre-existent hostility. [NYT]

• Frederick M. Lawrence, the dean of George Washington University Law School who specializes in civil rights law, will be the new president of Brandeis University. [Boston Herald]

• LeBron James chose the Miami Heat, apparently unaware that no one will give him credit for winning a championship with Dwyane Wade. One author made the point yesterday that LeBron never seemed to have a real understanding of the way sports fandom works; growing up in Akron, Ohio, he rooted for the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees. Last night, he created the NBA equivalent. [NYT]

The Heat’s owner is Mickey Arison, an Israeli-born billionaire. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ owner, Dan Gilbert, is a Jewish-American mortgage magnate (he owns Quicken) who sent Cavs fans an epic letter last night promising to win a championship before LeBron does. He won’t, but you should be rooting for him to.

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Jacob says:

“Roger Cohen says he has never seen Israel more isolated. He also primarily blames its reaction to the flotilla for the fallout in Turkish relations, while acknowledging Turkish leaders’ pre-existent hostility. [NYT]”

Roger is gettig easier to ignore. His predictable bias towards Israel manifests itself in his every column.

Roger Cohen on Israel isolation. If Israel had not reacted to the flotilla the Turkish Islamist regime would have found another cause for dispute. Its final aim, like all Islamist regimes is to eliminate israel.

manny says:

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