• Must read: CNN profiles Eli Beer, the Israeli medic who founded United Hatzalah, the all-volunteer rescue service that had Al-Jazeera gushing last year. Beer was in Boston the day before the bombings.
“We call our approach a lifesaving flash mob.”
Speaking to Ynet, Tabb told Ynet that Tsarnaev was in stable condition and suffered from wounds to his throat. The hospital director said that even if the suspect survives, he may never be able to speak again.
“Unfortunately, I have had a lot of experience with these types of injuries after years of treating people injured in terror attacks in Israel,” said the professor, who is a member of the board of Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem, where he studied medicine and completed his residency.
• Heh: NBC News aired the most honest journalist — inadvertently.
• Czech embassy to American social media users: Please “czech” your facts before posting incorrect info:
As more information on the origin of the alleged perpetrators is coming to light, I am concerned to note in the social media a most unfortunate misunderstanding in this respect. The Czech Republic and Chechnya are two very different entities . . .
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• According to London’s Sunday Times, Israeli envoy Yaakov Amidror’s in Ankara doing more than negotiating compensation for the deaths of Turks killed aboard the Mavi Marmara. Israel eyes the use of the Akinci airbase:
His orders are to try to resuscitate the 1996 agreement between the two countries, which allowed the Israeli air force to train in Turkish air space and use the Akinci airbase. Turkish pilots, in return, trained at some of Israel’s facilities in the Negev desert . . .
To smooth his way, Amidror is arriving with a large basket of military goodies to calm Turkey’s fears of Iranian and Syrian missile threats. Ankara is keen to obtain Israeli Arrow anti-ballistic missiles.
• A Globe & Mail commentary says Ankara has the upper hand in Israeli-Turkish fence-mending.
• Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides recently visited Israel amid the backdrop of Israeli-Turkish rapprochement and the island’s banking crisis. The Cyprus Mail assesses how the visit went.
• Gen. Martin Dempsey to Congress: US might be unable to secure all chemical weapons in Syria.
• UK, France, claim Syria used chemical weapons.
For more, see Thursday’s Israel Daily News Stream.