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Sundown: Rafah Re-Opened

Plus accused Giffords shooter won’t stand trial now, and more

by
Marc Tracy
May 25, 2011
Palestinians rallying at the Rafah Crossing on Nakba Day.(Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians rallying at the Rafah Crossing on Nakba Day.(Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

• On Saturday, Egypt will permanently re-open the Rafah Crossing into Gaza. This will not please Israel. [WP]

• Just how “indefensible” are the 1967 borders? (And also, does it matter, given that President Obama did not suggest a return to them?) [AP/WP]

• Hezbollah’s leader condemned Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu for their “mortal blow” to the peace process, and threatened rockets. [Haaretz]

• Jared Lee Loughner, the man who allegedly shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed several others, was judged mentally unfit to stand trial right now. [AP/The Slatest]

• Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was released from the hospital following his heart attack earlier this week. [JTA]

• Excellent profile of the French-Jewish playwright Yasmina Reza. [NYT]

We all need someone we can bleed on.

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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