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Talking Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s anti-Semitism has deeply penetrated Turkish society and will be difficult to reverse, says Turkish MP to the Times of Israel.

Meanwhile, the Jerusalem Post assesses the international legalities of Israeli compensation for the deaths of nine Turkish nationals aboard the Mavi Marmara.

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The LA Times updates the latest from the Syrian army’s siege of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp. I can’t decide if the proverbial glass is half-empty or half-full:

But under a fragile accord worked out among anti- and pro-government factions in the camp, some residents have begun to exit the rubble-strewn neighborhood. Food, medicine, vaccines and other aid have begun to trickle in. Those departing are mostly women and children, the aged and the sick, the most vulnerable.

Thousands, however, remain stuck there, without sufficient supplies.

Residents of Beirut are still shocked that a suicide bomber blew up a bus on Monday. Commuters are avoiding busses, while bus drivers casting wary eyes on every passenger getting on. If you were in Israel during the second intifada’s bus bombings, the Daily Star has an odd sense of deja vu.

• Foreign Press in Egypt is Running Scared

(Image of Falk via UN/JC McIlwaine, Erdogan via YouTube/Cihan Haber Ajansi)

For more, see yesterday’s Israel Daily News Stream.

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