Daybreak: Ex-Mossad Chief Says Iran Strike Likely, Soon

Plus Siyum HaShas and an apology to Turkey?

By Adam Chandler|August 2, 2012 9:00 AM

• The New York Times reports “feverous speculation” about an Israeli strike on Iran, which may come in September or October. Ex-Mossad Chief Efraim Halevy was a little less speculative: “If I were an Iranian, I would be very fearful of the next 12 weeks.” [NYT [1]]

• 90,000+ crowd at MetLife Stadium made for the largest-ever Siyum HaShas–celebrating the end of a page-a-day cycle of Talmud reading. Read our Tablet report [2] on the women breaking the Siyum HaShas gender barrier in Jerusalem. [JTA [3]]

• David Horovitz reports on an Israeli reconsideration of apologizing to Turkey and mending its ties with its erstwhile ally. [Times of Israel [4]]

• 5,000 people are expected to participate in the 10th Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem. And some detractors will be present as well. [JPost [6]]

• Jacob Silverman opines on the J14 protests and the spectacle of poverty in pop culture. [Jewcy [7]]

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