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Morning News: Arguing, Settling

Ehud Barak, Barack Obama, and British academics in today’s papers.

June 02, 2009

• The United States and Israel will have a tough time reaching an agreement on settlements, the Times says today. [NYT]
• But defense minister Ehud Barak is in Washington trying to get the Obama administration to back down on a complete settlement freeze. [WP]
• And Obama gave an interview to NPR saying his administration won’t blindly support Israel. “Part of being a good friend is being honest,” he said. As long as he doesn’t tell Netanyahu he looks fat in those pants. [NPR]
• For the fourth year in a row, the British academic union voted to boycott Israeli academics and universities. [JTA]

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