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Daybreak: Bibi Booed at Fire Service

Plus U.S. stays out of offshore dispute, and more in the news

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• Angry relatives of the dead disrupted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech at a ceremony for those killed in last month’s forest fire. [AP/NYT]

• The United Nations declined to rule on a Lebanese request to protect its territorial waters from Israeli encroachment. This brewing scuffle was prompted by the massive offshore energy find. [JTA]

• The IDF is investigating the recent death of a 36-year-old Palestinian protestor; some officials have anonymously claimed she had a pre-existing condition that made tear gas fatal. [WP]

• Gal Beckerman explains how Russian-Jewish oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has stood up for his country (while not really identifying with the Jews). [Forward]

• Israel asked the U.S. to ban IHH, the Turkish charity, alleged to have links to radical Islamist groups, that sponsored the flotilla. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• Longtime manager Diane Becker gets Elaine’s now that its owner, Elaine Kaufman, has passed. [NYT]

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The New York Times just ripped off the Elaine story from last week’s The New Yorker, an instance of the kind of unacknowledged journalistic theft that they have always routinely indulged in.

@fw: Are you referring to Gay Talese’s piece in the Jan 3 issue? There was no reporting there on the will’s contents. It appears that James Barron of the Times was the first to report. No theft.

That was my reference. The Barron story is dated the 5th, and New Yorker issues are always dated a week in advance, correct?

Years with New York City community newspapers, and I saw a lot of editors and journalists very pissed off when stories they broke were picked up by the Times, which has no local coverage to speak of, with no acknowledgement. They will apologize, privately, when called on it.

I’ve said that least 2490485 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

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I am experiencing a difficulty with your rss feed . Don’t know why I am not able to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting an identical rss problem? Anyone who knows kindly respond. Thanks

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Daybreak: Bibi Booed at Fire Service

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