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Daybreak: Bomb Wounds Israeli Diplomat’s Wife

Plus, Alan Gross’ assignment, the recovery rabbi, and more in the news

Stephanie Butnick
February 13, 2012

• Netanyahu accused Iran of carrying out the car bomb outside the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, India, that injured the wife of the Israeli defense ministry’s representative to India. In Georgia, a driver at the Israeli embassy noticed something attached to his car—a grenade that was then defused—which Netanyahu also publicly blamed on Iran. Both incidents occurred the day after the fourth anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh. [AP]

• A look at 62-year-old American aid contractor Alan Gross’ attempts to set up Internet in Cuba. Gross was arrested in Cuba in November 2009 and is being held in a military prison hospital. [AP/Yahoo]

• Access to foreign websites like Google and Yahoo! mail in Iran has been restored after a four-day outage. [AP]

• Obama’s high-stakes, three-dimensional chess match with Iran. [Newsweek]

• The Hasidic rabbi who lectures on the spiritual component of addiction recovery. [NYT]

• Google kippahs, get your Google kippahs. [Search Engine Roundtable]

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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