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Daybreak: Patching Things Up

Plus Jewish Gaza-bound boat intercepted, and more in the news

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The Jewish boat, the Irene, a few days ago.(Hasan Mroue/AFP/Getty Images)

• Diplomats are aflutter trying to keep peace talks afloat now that the West Bank construction freeze has expired. [NYT]

• Three members of Islamic Jihad’s armed wing died in an Israeli bombing in Gaza. [NYT]

• According to a new Pew poll, the American religious group most knowledgeable about the Bible, Christianity, and other religions is … atheists/agnostics. Second-most is Jews. [NYT]

• Via email, a boat with Jewish activists headed for Gaza was boarded by the IDF and is being taken toward Ashdod.

• Richard Cohen says the Obama administration botched the peace process by emphasizing the freeze. [WP]

• Stanley Chais, a big investment manager and philanthropist whom federal regulators accused of mismanaging $900 million in relation to the Bernard Madoff scandal, died at 84. [NYT]

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File this under, “you can’t make this stuff up.”

-Via email, a boat with Jewish activists headed for Gaza was boarded by the IDF and is being taken toward Ashdod.

A bunch of ‘freedom loving Jews’ depart from occupied Northern Cyprus where the Turkish govt illegally invaded the island and displaced tens of thousands of ethic Greeks and colonized the northern part of the island with Turkish settlers. Oh the irony.

The hypocrisy of Commie/atheist Jews has no bound.

Marty Janner says:

David,

Your last statement in your reply amazes me. Perhaps I’m thick! Are you intimating that the people aboard the vessel are all atheists or Commies?

The island of Cyprus has always been a point of engagement between the Turks and the Greeks. This adversarial situation took place many years before the new Turkish Administration, at which time Israel and Turkey enjoyed the best of relations.

Please help me understand your point of view!

Marty, the point is if the activists on this boat showed no concern about leaving from an ethnically cleansed (of Greek Cypriots) illegally occupied Turkish area to try to break a blockade which they claim is “illegal.” The irony (or double-standard) is outstanding.

Marty, the point is the activists on this boat showed no concern about leaving from an ethnically cleansed (of Greek Cypriots) illegally occupied Turkish area to try to break a blockade which they claim is “illegal.” The irony (or double-standard) is outstanding.

Marty Janner

Eli pretty much summed up my argument. Yes, Israel did turn a blind eye to Cyprus situation for many years. Was it right, no; was it right for Israel to turn a blind eye toward the Armenian genocide too, no. But Israel like every other nation out there was playing realpolitik but that’s not why I made that statement.

Don’t you find it highly ironic that these so called peace loving Jews depart from a territory that is illegality occupied by a foreign power? All it shows to me is that Jews aren’t doing this for peace, they are doing this for their hatred of the Zionist Dream.

The Gaza situation is of their own making. Compare and Contrast the situation in Gaza and the West Bank. You can’t. The West Bank is slowly after six decades of war, is finally building a state for themselves. Gaza on the other hand is still wants to live on the UN payroll and dream about destroying Israel. Peace will come from the bottom up process, not from a top down process.

So your hero The Obami has the situation all wrong. This is not about the ‘settlements’ its whether the Palestinians are ready to make peace with the Jewish people.

These so called lefty ‘Jews’ only care about dissolving the idea of the nation-state. They believe in a one-world government, blah, blah, blah.

Random Google results can occasionally lead to excellent blogs like this. You are doing a good job, and we share lots of thoughts.

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