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Daybreak: Palin Pushes ‘Blood Libel’ Button

Plus Shultz joins Team Pollard, and more in the news

Marc Tracy
January 12, 2011
Sarah Palin, last month.(Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

• Sarah Palin accused some of “manufactur[ing] a blood libel”—her way, borrowed from this essay, of saying they accused some of helping cause the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Er, not what the blood libel is. [Ben Smith]

• Former Secretary of State George Shultz asked President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard. [Ynet]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu insists sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program have so far been insufficient, and that more are required. [WSJ]

• The IDF bombed three Gaza targets, with no casualties. [Ynet]

• Munich is bidding on the 2018 Winter Olympics. The last Olympics it hosted—the summer games of ’72—were of course the site of the massacre of the Israeli team. [JTA]

• English Jewish book critic and essayist John Gross died at 75. [NYT]

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.