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Daybreak: Bigot Discusses Anti-Semitism

Plus, Amr Moussa’s big moment, and more in the news

Dan Klein
March 03, 2011
Amr Moussa, Secretary-General of the Arab League(Getty imagse)
Amr Moussa, Secretary-General of the Arab League(Getty imagse)

• Anti-Semitic attacks in France dropped 50% last year. Importantly, the French Ambassador to Israel Christophe Bigot denied that the French Muslim community committed a disproportionate number of the attacks. [JPost]

• Right-wing activists attempted to block off the highway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv as part of a “day of rage” over a West Bank outpost demolition. [Haaretz]

• While the social workers’ union held protests in Haifa and announced a strike to begin Sunday. [Haaretz]

• Israeli officials are pushing new interim peace agreements, but resumption of negotiations look unlikely. [NYT]

• The editor of Washington Jewish Week may have been dismissed over politics. [Forward]

• Immigration across the Sinai border into Israel has halved in the wake of Egypt’s unrest. [NYT]

• Sen. Bill Nelson has filed a bill allowing the families of Holocaust victims to sue European companies for unpaid life insurance claims. [Miama Herald]

• The Arab League, led by Egyptian presidential contender and man to watch Amr Moussa, held a moment of silence and heralded a new “era of revolution.” “The Arab nation has triumphed over itself,” Moussa said. “I must salute all revolutions seeking freedom and peace.” [Haaretz]