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Daybreak: Action Needed in Gaza, Official Says

Plus, Bloomberg not acting menschy, the Boss in Israel, and more in the news

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• Israel’s military chief of staff warns that an Israel military operation in Gaza, where violence is escalating, may become necessary at some point, probably sooner rather than later. [NYT]

• Israeli officials are said to be looking into a 1954 immigration law in order to detain illegal immigrants from Africa. [WSJ]

• Members of the Occupy Judaism movement say Bloomberg’s clearing out Zuccotti Park was not a very Jewish or American thing to do. [JPost]

• A hearing today—opposed by the U.S. and German governments, plus the Anti-Defamation League—will decide if European insurance companies must list all prewar Jewish policies and then pay up. [Jewish Chronicle]

• “Jackie Hoffman’s a Chanukah Charol.” That is all. [Arts Beat]

• Looks like Bruce Springsteen will head to Tel Aviv for a concert—his first ever in Israel—this summer. Boss. [Tourist Israel]

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Where are all the NGOs, who will reflexively deplore any force used by Israel in Gaza, right now?

Why are they not in consultation with Hamas, urging them to rein in militants, so as to forestall the need for this kind of measure.

It belies all of their claims of sympathy to Palestinians when they do nothing to avert a crisis, but reserve all of their activity for condemning Israel once hostilities have commenced.

“The campaign is opposed by the German and US governments, and the Anti-Defamation League and B’nai B’rith. Peter Ammon, Germany’s ambassador to the US, said his government has paid billions of dollars to Holocaust survivors and insurers “were promised comprehensive and permanent legal peace in the United States.”

from one of the linked articles … Germany paid money because the german government killed (and stole from) jews. That would be wrong number 1. German insurance companies stole money from jews, defrauding them by promising life insurance policies in return for money and then refusing to pay upon death. That’s wrong number two.

I’m not sure the ADL (or the American government) has a leg to stand on by saying that people shouldn’t get compensated for the second of these wrongs … so what if it leads to Allianz being closed. Worse has happened …

[of course, should the US government side with a corporation over its citizens right to access to the judicial process, those folks formerly in Zuccotti park had a good point.]

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Daybreak: Action Needed in Gaza, Official Says

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