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Daybreak: Flotilla Backers Reach to Top

Plus Abbas is told to keep talks indirect, and more in the news

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Abbas in Bulgaria earlier this week.(Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images)

• The Turkish charity behind the flotilla, IHH, is connected throughout Turkey’s political elite; the flotilla itself received backing from top members of the prime minister’s party. [NYT]

• Whether or not there remain disagreements over this or that issue, the United States and Israeli security establishments remain strongly linked, and the U.S. continues to purchase arms for Israel. [WP]

• The supposed U.S. spy against Iran—maybe?—got a hero’s welcome on his return in Tehran. This case is very strange. [NYT]

• Two synagogues are objecting to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s planned amphitheater for free summer concerts. [NYT]

• Palestinian President Abbas is unlikely to agree to direct talks, as the Israelis want, due to pressure from his party, Fatah. [Haaretz]

• Oh, and great Times op-ed on the conversion bill. [NYT]

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Since Israelis have lost the will to fight the Islamic resistance group – they are now targetting Islamic charities as “terrorists”.

UPI reported on July 15, 2010 that nine Israeli soldiers accompanied by three tanks failed in their attempt to kidnap a 37-year-old Lebanese shepard from an area inside the so-called ‘Blue Line’. The shepard made escape to a joint checkpoint secured by UN peacekeepers (UNIFIL) and Lebanese army. A joint team of UNIFIL and Lebanese army has been set-up to investigate the incident……

http://rehmat2.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/can-israel-win-a-war-with-hizbullah/

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