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Daybreak: Shot at Sunrise

Plus a polarizing ‘rape,’ and more in the news

by
Marc Tracy
July 22, 2010

• Israeli forces shot to death an unarmed Palestinian man on the edge of a West Bank settlement. [NYT]

• An Arab man was convicted of rape by deception and sentenced to 18 months in prison after having consensual sex with a Jewish Israeli woman while pretending he was Jewish. [Guardian]

• Israeli diplomats are working friendly diplomats to get them to persuade Lebanon and Syria to halt the latest Gaza-bound flotilla, which Lebanon appears to be behind and which is set to sail from Tripoli later this week. [Haaretz]

• Newt Gingrich, a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, came out strongly against the planned Islamic center near Ground Zero. [AP/Google]

• In an op-ed, Alan Dershowitz accuses J Street of misrepresenting his Mideast positions by lumping him in with Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh. [JTA]

• Mel Gibson’s latest verbal incident has turned off his European fans—which were the only ones he had left! [NYT]

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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