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Daybreak: Political Change in Egypt

Plus the happiest Jew, Sheen is bi-Jewish, and more in the news

by
Marc Tracy
March 07, 2011
Amr Moussa last week.(Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

Amr Moussa last week.(Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

• In response to popular dissatisfaction, Egypt’s prime minister appointed a new cabinet, including a foreign minister who has not been the Camp David treaty’s biggest fan. [NYT]

• Meanwhile, former Arab League head Amr Moussa is politicking, likely in an effort to eventually be voted Egypt’s next president. [JPost]

• The peace process failures and the Arab uprisings have hurt the German-Israeli alliance, which, for pretty obvious reasons, has traditionally been unusually strong. [NYT]

• The trial of Alan Gross, the Jewish U.S. contractor charged in Cuba of “acts against the independence and territorial integrity of the state,” is over, a verdict on the way. [JTA]

• Demographically speaking, the happiest man in America should be a tall rich entrepreneurial married Asian-American Jewish senior citizen father who lives in Hawaii. Naturally, the Times found him. [NYT]

• Charlie Sheen: Jew. (Seriously, actually.) [JTA]

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

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