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Daybreak: The Berlin Wall to Fall Twice?

Plus Barak says unilateral withdrawal from West Bank should be considered

by
Adam Chandler
March 05, 2013
East Side Gallery, Berlin.(Wikipedia)

East Side Gallery, Berlin.(Wikipedia)

• A bipartisan bill, which will be brought to congressional offices during a lobbying session for participants at AIPAC, has been drafted, proposing the naming of Israel as a “major strategy ally,” an honorific that’s never been bestowed upon a country by legislation. [JPost]

• Should peace negotiations fail, Ehud Barak—who withdrew from southern Lebanon with terrible consequences—says that Israel should consider withdrawing from the West Bank. [JTA]

• Protestors in Berlin have gathered in masses to protest the proposed destruction of a section of the Berlin Wall—known as the East Side Gallery—in order to build luxury condos. [NYT]

• The suspect in the hit-and-run killing of a Satmar couple and their unborn baby over the weekend previously served eight years in jail for manslaughter. [Forward]

• Actor Richard Kind from Curb Your Enthusiasm, who emceed the AIPAC gala last night, sought to find his nephew a job in the course of his AIPAC routine. Jewcy captured the moment. [Jewcy]

Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.