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Daybreak: No Surprises from the G8

Religion and health care, a false false messiah, and more from the news

Hadara Graubart
June 26, 2009

• The G8 echoes everyone else’s calls for a settlement freeze in Israel, and tsk-tsks the violence in Iran. [Reuters]
• A Florida court clears philanthropist Guma Aguiar for charges lobbed by his uncle, who claimed Aguiar believes he is the Messiah and is therefore unfit to manage the family’s foundation. [Haaretz]
• At an interfaith rally for health care reform, Rabbi David Saperstein called on his fellow clergy “to remain a goad to the conscience of America.” [JTA]
• Hamas leader Khaled Meshal praised President Obama’s “new language” toward his group; apparently, when you’ve been called a terrorist for so long, it’s refreshing to be told that you “have responsibilities.” [NYT]

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