Israel Defending Eyptian Regime?

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2,700 year-old Hebrew inscription found in Jerusalem.

Sir Tom Jones, another 60s music legend, is facing BDS pressure to drop a Tel Aviv appearance this October. In 2013, it’s not unusual for stars to dismiss the thunderball of self-righteous indignation. Must be those funny familiar forgotten feelings of Alicia Keys and Eric Burdon . . . .

Acquitting three BDSniks, a French court ruled that urging people to boycott Israeli products isn’t a hate crime. JTA coverage.

For more commentary/analysis, see Hagai Segal and a NY Post staff-ed.

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Sinai jihadis killed 25 Egyptian policemen execution-style after ambushing them near Rafah. Meanwhile, 36 Salafis were killed during a mass jailbreak attempt. More on that at CNN.

Quote of the Day from Sunday talk shows (via Wall St. Journal)

”That means gas prices go up for us, the Suez Canal gets compromised and Egypt becomes a staging area for terrorist acts against Israel.  This is an absolute disaster in the making.” — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on the consequences if Egypt becomes a failed state, speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

For more Arab Spring commentary/analysis, see Yaakov Lappin, Dan Margalit and Mark Steyn. And if Ron Ben-Yishai is correct, the Muslim Brotherhood’s war of attrition with the army is in many ways similar to the tactics Israel faces.

Israel is moving to “significantly boost trade and economic ties with Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru.” According to Haaretz:

The measure is also aimed at compensating for the weak economies of Europe, which are still Israel’s biggest trade partner, and to create a new growth engine to complement the government’s efforts to build trade and economic ties with China and the other growth economies of East Asia.

(Image of Jones via Flickr/Ninian Reid)

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

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