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In Preparation for Obama, Bagels and Blood

Today, the day before Sen. Barack Obama's much publicized visit to Israel, we have seen an odd collection of news from the Holy Land. First, there was a bulldozer attack in Jerusalem earlier today near the hotel where Obama will stay. There were no Israeli deaths and the attacker, a Palestinian man, was killed by armed people nearby. The attack is similar to another bulldozer attack which took place on July 2 and killed at least three people, according to The New York Times. At a press conference in nearby Amman, Obama (as well as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas) quickly condemned the attack. There is less grim news coming from the region before Obama's arrival, however. There is a Palestinian man who named a bagel after Obama especially for the presumptive Democratic nominee's visit. It has cherry tomatoes...

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