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Sundown: New Iran Sanctions Put Off

Plus Ireland requests boat’s passage, and more

by
Marc Tracy
June 02, 2010
Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks today.(Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

• Remember the new push for Iran sanctions? A vote on them, which had been backed by Russia and China, will now be delayed due to the flotilla brouhaha. [Laura Rozen]

• Ireland formally requested that the Rachel Corrie, an Irish-owned ship piloted by the Free Gaza folks, be allowed to travel to Gaza. It is currently on its way. [JTA]

• The U.N. Human Rights Council passed a motion to request a Goldstone-esque probe into the Flotilla raid. Several European countries abstained; the United States voted against. [JPost]

• David Horovitz bemoans the damage done by the Israeli decision to initially withhold video showing IDF soldiers being attacked by those on board. [JPost]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu defended the raid and the soldiers, and condemned the rest of the world’s “hypocritical” response. [Ynet]

• An exegesis on the nature of humor and what makes today’s Old Jews Telling Jokes so funny. [The Awl]

The news cycle has caused us to be delinquent about posting those; we’ll try to be better. Here is the discussed one:

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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