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Former Sen. George Allen.(Wikipedia)

• President Ahmadinejad hinted he may compromise with the West: Give up high-grade (e.g., weapons-quality) fuel enrichment in exchange for lower-grade fuel for a reactor. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• How the Flotilla Fiasco proved dialectically useful, opening up an opportunity for the diplomacy that culminated in today’s announcement of direct talks. [Ben Smith]

• As part of his rehabilitation tour, former Sen. George Allen (R-Virginia)—who was felled by the infamous “macaca” remark—described his exploration into his North African Jewish roots. [JTA]

• Israel formally complained to the U.N. about a Lebanon-sponsored ship set to sail for Gaza Sunday with activists onboard. [Haaretz]

• Some radical Muslims despise the Park51 project. In fact, to them it is such an evil thing that, yup, guess whose fault it really is. [Pajamas Media]

• Your weekend reading assignment is this really long and provocative blogpost that has been making the rounds, on why some segments of European society have such a problem with Israel. [Jerusalem Letters]

A kosher taco truck featuring brisket and latke? Los Angeles, you win this round.





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