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Daybreak: Foregone Conclusions

No peace talks, Ahmadinejad’s old song, and more in the news

by
Hadara Graubart
September 18, 2009

• A meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu, and President Obama at the U.N. General Assembly next week is extremely unlikely, as no one is willing to budge on anything. [Ynet]
• Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Holocaust “a lie.” Again. [AP]
• Susan Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations, has come out against the Goldstone report’s call for an independent investigation of the Gaza War in Israel amid “very serious concerns” about Goldstone’s authority. [WP]
• World War II veteran Max Fuchs recalls performing as cantor in a battlefield Sabbath service in 1944. [NYT]

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

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