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Daybreak: Taking the Fight to Long Island

Plus Hamas fires anti-aircraft weapon at Israel for first time ever

by
Adam Chandler
October 17, 2012
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Before Their Debate in Hempstead, NY(Win McNamee, Getty)

President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Before Their Debate in Hempstead, NY(Win McNamee, Getty)

• The presidential debate had its share of dramatic moments including a dust-up about the Benghazi attack. Israel and Iran were mentioned just once in a Middle East laundry-list and many pundits (including the Wills and Krauthammers) scored the evening for President Obama. [NYT]

• It was reported today that an Israeli helicopter was fired upon by anti-aircraft missile for the first time ever during an operation in Gaza last week. Israeli intelligence had long suspected that Hamas possessed the sophisticated weapon. The missile missed its mark. [Al-Monitor]

• After appearing in 18 literary films, Johnny Depp has been granted control of his own book imprint at Harper. The Rum Diary star (not that I’ve seen Chocolat) will publish a book by historian Douglas Brinkley about Bob Dylan. [LAT]

• To The Left: Tablet contributor Irin Carmon writes on the discussion of women’s issues in last night’s presidential debate. [Salon]

• To The Right: Ruth Wisse writes on which candidate would be best for Israel. [WSJ]

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.

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