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Daybreak: Avigdor Nixes Further Freeze

Plus Bloomberg continues crusade, and more in the news

by
Marc Tracy
August 25, 2010
Bloomberg last night.(Frank Franklin II-Pool/Getty Images)

• Foreign Minister Lieberman dismissed the notions that there would be peace in one year and that the West Bank construction freeze would be extended. [JPost]

• Mayor Michael Bloomberg clarified and extended his remarks defending Park51 at a Gracie Mansion Iftar dinner. [Politico]

• The U.N. probe into former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s death wants more of Hezbollah’s alleged evidence that Israel is culpable. [Haaretz]

• Opening arguments were heard in the trial of four men accused of plotting to bomb Bronx synagogues. Defense lawyers argued their clients were illegally entrapped. [NYT]

• Israeli public schools in a pilot project will begin the cumpulsory study of Arabic in fifth grade rather than seventh. [NYT]

• Benjamin Kaplan, who helped prosecute Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg, died at 99. [NYT]

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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