Middle East and New York

Okay, one more before we go back to reporting, you know, news:

Anna Schneider-Mayerson and John Koblin write about the surface unity of the New York delegation on the Middle East, while noting the real differences between, say, Charlie Rangel and Anthony Weiner on Israel’s use of force, or between Joe Crowley and Pete King on how the politics of the whole thing are going to play out.

(Ben, as our hyper-informed audience probably knows, had an excellent, not-unrelated item on the subject.)

We’ve got a dispatch from Tel Aviv about the perception there that the international community is being more supportive of Israel than anytime in recent years. And another from Damascus about how the locals are welcoming the arrival of a war they think could be the “final battle”.

Grim.

— Josh Benson

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