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Daybreak: Obama to Host Bibi-Abbas Meeting?

Plus Haifa airport evacuated, third Iron Dome battery moves north

by
Adam Chandler
February 06, 2013
Iron Dome battery.(IDF)

Iron Dome battery.(IDF)

• President Barack Obama plans to host a meeting–perhaps they could call it a “fear summit”–between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas when Obama is in the region next month. [Times of Israel]

• Rabbi Andy Bachman takes a look at the furor over the Brooklyn College BDS scandal and sees little reason to get worked up. [Rocks Over Water]

• Citing security concerns, the Israeli Defense Forces have ordered closed the Haifa airport and evacuated all aircraft as the situation in Syria deteriorates. Also, the third Iron Dome battery was moved to the north of the country. [Israel Hayom]

• Kosher mailmen? The United States Postal Service has cut its Saturday delivery, which means that perhaps routes can open up for Jews who observe the Sabbath? [NYT]

• Owner Adam Weprin says that the Bridge Cafe, one of Ed Koch’s favorite restaurants and Manhattan’s oldest surviving tavern, is looking to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy badly damaged the old building. [Grub Street]

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.