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Daybreak: Israel Prepares Diplomatic Push

Plus, the Syrian troubles continue, and more in the news

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Syrian refugees just inside Turkey.(Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Image)

• Israeli embassies are mobilizing to fight hard to deter votes for Palestinian statehood in the U.N. General Assembly, according to secret cables. [Haaretz]

• In a victory for the United States, the International Atomic Energy Agency censured Syria and referred it to the U.N. Security Council for alleged nuclear violations. [WSJ]

• A Syrian refugee problem is starting to mount for Turkey [NYT]

• Yossi Alpher suggests more creative solutions to Gaza then simply continuing the blockade in light of Egypt’s recent opening of the Rafah crossing. [JPost]

• Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Jewish Pennsylvanian, became the first Democrat to call for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign (Rep. Eric Cantor did several days ago). [JTA]

• Leonard B. Stern, who wrote for funny television shows and created Mad Libs, died at 88. [NYT]

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sharon says:

Allyson Schwartz is an example of why the republicans won the house in 2010. She should learn from the republicans how to stand by your own (I mean Democrats). Weiner is an embarrasment but good at standing up for progressives. Do the names Vitter, Sanford, Ensign ring a bell. Vitter when to prostitutes and lied as did they all. Their own party stood by them. Vitter was reelected. Weiner needs to get some therapy but he is no different from so many people his age that are tuned into this stupidity. I hope he learns a lesson and moves on. He should not resign. The Democrats fold like cheap cameras and have no guts. The republicans are slime balls whose only agenda is to bend over for the corporations and bring down Obama. And guess what, they are winning.

So Weiner is a a good progressive and therefore he gets an ethical free ride. Have all of you “progressives” lost your ethical and moral compass.A creep is a creep is a creep. Jewish, progressive or not. Our moral and ethical charge as Jews is clear and concise. Arrogance, stupidity and lying is not a good sign nor is it someone you would want representing anyone in congress.

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