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Daybreak: A Question of Dignity

A misguided Dutch group, peace through economics, and more in the news

Hadara Graubart
September 02, 2009

• A project called Dignity Return is being planned to exhume the remains of Jews buried in mass graves during the Holocaust and give them each a proper Jewish burial. [JTA]
• Holland will prosecute an Arab group for publishing a Holocaust-denying cartoon; the group claims it was a test of the double standard evinced by the government’s failure to prosecute the politician who used cartoons of Muhammad in a film last year. [AP]
• A big Yankees-Red Sox game that was rescheduled to the night of Yom Kippur has been returned to its original pre-holiday slot in deference to “a higher authority” than ESPN. [AP]
• Israeli and Palestinian ministers got together, in the first such meeting since P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu took office, to discuss economics. [Haaretz]
• Also, Israeli and Palestinian mayors have joined forces for an industrial project. [JTA]

Hadara Graubart was formerly a writer and editor for Tablet Magazine.