Yonatan Netanyahu.(Reproduction/Ariel Jerozolimski/JPost)
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Sundown: Report Delayed for Breathing Room

Plus, remembering Yoni Netanyahu, and more

Marc Tracy
July 07, 2011
Yonatan Netanyahu.(Reproduction/Ariel Jerozolimski/JPost)

• The release of the Palmer Report—the U.N. finding on last year’s flotilla, expected to be unfavorable to Turkey—has been postponed to the end of the month, to give Israel and Turkey time to negotiate a rapprochement. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• How Jordan, while not without some unrest, has managed to avoid the upheaval characteristic of much of the rest of the Arab world. [AP/WP]

• Thirty-five years to the week after the raid at Entebbe, the one Israeli soldier slain, Yonatan Netanyahu (the prime minister’s brother), is remembered by people he knew at Harvard. [Harvard Crimson/JPost]

• For the first time, China has awarded a foreign ambassador honorary citizenship. The ambassador in question is Amos Nadai, of Israel. [The Schmooze]

• A new poll found that President Obama would win only 56 percent of the Jewish vote against a generic Republican candidate today. The problem is that the poll is a load of partisan crap. [Washington Jewish Week]

• Andrew Silow-Carroll has some other ideas for leads in the vein of “The following may cheer those who complain that Jews exercise too much influence in the American political system.” [JustASC]

Fact I learned today: Joni Mitchell’s “Free Man in Paris” is based on David Geffen.

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.