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Daybreak: Pew: Support for Israel High After Gaza

Plus a member of Satmar community gets indicted on attack on rabbi

Adam Chandler
December 27, 2012
Russian President Vladimir Putin(Getty)
Russian President Vladimir Putin(Getty)

• A member of the Satmar community in Brooklyn has been indicted on charges stemming from his alleged attack on a rabbi earlier this month. Sources believe the rabbi was attacked for helping a sexual abuse victim come forward in the case against Nechemya Weberman, a local Satmar counselor. [JTA]

• A new Pew Poll shows that American support for Israel has not changed following the country’s Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza. According to the poll, the American public is also extremely wary of intervening in the Syrian civil war. [Pew]

• Russian Premier Vladimir Putin says he sees “no reasons why” he shouldn’t sign a bill banning the American adoption of Russian children. [NYT/AP]

• Former President George H.W. Bush remains in the hospital in intensive care following persistent fevers. [WaPo]

• Columnist Ari Shavit writes compellingly on the amazing failure of the Israeli center-left to garner support ahead of the upcoming Israeli elections. [Haaretz]

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.