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Sundown: Trouble in Turkey

Plus, Hamas doesn’t want two states, Hitler kitten, and more

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• The top Turkish general resigned along with several other high-ranking military officials in what is being seen as a sign of rising tensions between the country’s secular military and Prime Minister Erdogan’s popular Islamist political party. [WSJ/CSM]

• Iran is having trouble producing higher-enrichment uranium. [AP/WP]

• A leader of Hamas in Gaza called the U.N. statehood bid “nonsense,” because, “We are not going to recognize Israel. That is very simple. And we are not going to accept Israel as the owner of one square centimeter because it is a fabricated state.” [Haaretz]

• Radical Islamist Salafists played an unexpectedly prominent role in protests in Egypt today. [WP]

• A look inside biker culture. Jewish biker culture. [WP Magazine]

• People don’t want this adorable kitten just because she happens to bear a resemblance to Hitler. [Telegraph via The Awl]

Ain’t no cure.

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Nancy says:

There’s a whole website devoted to cats that look like Hitler: http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/cgi-bin/seigmiaow.pl?

Are you guys kidding me!?!?! An Israeli soldier or Palestinian militant get a scratch and it’s all over the world news, but 150 thousand in the streets and a grassroots social uprising taking the prime minister by storm (which the activists and leftists in my birthplace (Canada) would be genuinely jealous of) and the silence of the international media (as well as Tablet magazine) is deafening.
What’s happening here in Israel right now is big.

-Maayan in Jerusalem

Hershel (Heshy) Ginsburg says:

““We are not going to recognize Israel. That is very simple. And we are not going to accept Israel as the owner of one square centimeter because it is a fabricated state.””

So what’s new? This qualifies as news? But if you answered “yes” then you are indeed a prime candidate to invest in bridge real estate in Brooklyn.

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Hershel (Heshy) Ginsburg says:

“Radical Islamist Salafists played an unexpectedly [sic.] prominent role in protests in Egypt today.”

So where are all those pooh-bahs of punditry who predicted that the Egyptian “spring” will bring democracy to Egypt and peace throughout the middle east… and most of all castigated Israelis for quietly expressing concern about the future of Egyptian – Israeli relations… naive fools, all of them… The major lesson most Israelis learned from the ill-fated Oslo Accords experience is that naivete kills.

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Efrata / Jerusalem

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Sundown: Trouble in Turkey

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