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The Day In Israel: Fri Aug 7th, 2009

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Nadav Tamir, Israel’s consul-general in Boston, yesterday sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman slamming Israel’s policies toward the US.

nadav tamirIn the three-page letter, entitled “Sad passing thoughts on Israeli-US relations,” Nadav Tamir wrote that the perception of a conflict between Israel and the Obama administration was harming US public support for Israel, and causing it more damage than the Second Lebanon War or Operation Cast Lead.

“The way in which we are conducting the relationship with the US government is causing Israel strategic damage. The distance created between us and the Obama administration has clear implications on Israeli deterrence,” Tamir was quoted as writing.

Here’s hoping one of my next updates concerns Tamir having his sorry ass fired.

Updates (Israel time; most recent at top)

6:00PM:Headline of the day most easy to misread:

Israel to sign deal to purchase French swine flu vaccine

At first, I read it as Israel to sign deal to purchase French swine flu vaccine

Blame it on my anti-French neurosis.

5:45PM: Future Darwin Award winner:

AP

A Palestinian activist wearing a plastic bag on his head to help reduce the effects of tear gas, kicks a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during a demonstration against Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah, Friday, Aug. 7, 2009. Israel says the barrier is necessary for security while Palestinians call it a land grab. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

Hat tip: Soccer Dad.

7:02AM: IDF soldier Or Hadad, 20, died last night, hours after being hit by an errant bullet fired from a comrade’s weapon.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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