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Daybreak: King of Jordan To Meet Abbas

Plus, clashes in Tahrir Square, Iran’s nuclear timeline, and more in the news

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• In Egypt, three days of clashes between protesters and the military in Tahrir Square have led to 33 deaths. [NYT]

• Ehud Barak, Israel’s defense minister, told CNN that a nuclear Iran could be a reality in less than one year. [AP]

• Jordan’s King Abdullah II is in the West Bank today, meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. [Haaretz]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu has postponed, indefinitely, appeals hearings on two bills that would place restrictions on foreign funding to nongovernmental organizations in Israel. [JTA]

• The Actor’s Synagogue, the temple in New York City’s theater district once packed with stars like Sophie Tucker and Jack Benny on the High Holidays but now struggling to stay in business, is holding a fundraiser this Saturday. [NYT]

• New Jersey parents, whose three children have Nazi-inspired names and are in foster care, lost custody of their fourth child 17 hours after he was born. [AP]

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Has the Tablet joined the ranks of the annexationists in Israel? If I am not mistaken, the King of Jordan is meeting Abbas in Ramallah, not in Israel, unless of course one does not recognize the West Bank as being outside of Israel.

I’m mystified as well.

Lynne T says:

Where in Tablet, or in the linked Haaretz article for that matter, is it stated that the King of Jordan is meeting Abbas on Israeli soil? (Or does citing comments from Israeli officials on developments vis a vis Palestine and Jordan constitute an “annexationist” mindset.

Thank you for correcting the location of the meeting in the headline from “Israel” to the “West Bank.”

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Daybreak: King of Jordan To Meet Abbas

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