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Daybreak: Abbas Has His Moment

Plus Bronner of ‘Times’ gets scrutiny, and more in the news

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You thought you would never see the day.(Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

• President Abbas has never been as popular with the Palestinian people as he is now following his defiant U.N. speech and submission of a resolution for full membership. [NYT]

• Indeed, his actions last week could be seen as a paradigm shift, wherein moderate Palestinians abandon an Oslo-esque stance of (at least posing as) trying to negotiate in favor of confrontation. [WSJ]

• Egyptian authorities seized anti-aircraft missiles in Sinai that were headed for Gaza—perhaps a sign that the government knows it’s in its own interest to crack down and ensure Israel’s security. [JPost]

• The Times ombudsman explores Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner’s alleged conflict of interest due to his (now ex-) speaking agent, finding an appearance of conflict but not an actual one. [NYT]

• So Google now translates into Yiddish? What a mechiah! [Google]

• The remaining two Iranian hikers, back in New York, insisted they were innocent and were “hostages.” [NYT]

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Is the NYT’s story a satire? They have by far the most warped coverage of Israel of all major US papers. Not only is it warped it’s also usually out and out wrong.

Marc, Google has been offering Yiddish as one of its language choices for several years.

Along with Klingon, Esperanto and Latin.

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Daybreak: Abbas Has His Moment

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