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The parody stork.(The Local)

• Prime Minister Netanyahu rejected a Palestinian proposal to begin direct talks under the precondition that the future state will be based around the 1967 borders. [Haaretz]

• George Will briefly profiles Netanyahu, getting at the heart of the recent disconnect between Israel and America. [WP]

• After Hezbollah claimed it had proof that Israel was involved in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the U.N. probe is asking for the evidence. [NYT]

• Turkey is establishing its own flotilla probe, answerable to Prime Minister Erdogan. [Haaretz]

• New York Gov. David Paterson announced that the developers behind Park51, the Ground Zero Islamic center, were not interested in his offers to help them relocate. “I certainly respect that,” he said. [AP/Vos Iz Neias?]

• A win for the good guys: A cartoon stork that looks like (and is meant to mock) a similar-looking logo of a clothes company favored by neo-Nazis was found not to be injuring or disparaging the right-wing outfit (get it, outfit?). [NYT]





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