ICYMI: Today’s Roundup


GOP leaders start to make the rounds in Israel. Former Governor Mike Huckabee has been spending the last week making news with statements about Israel’s right to settle the entire country and move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Next up is Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, possible candidate for president in 2012, who will be visiting the region as a guest of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

London has more recorded incidents of anti-Semitism than any other place in England. Though there was a significant drop from 2009, there were 219 reported incidents there.

William Henry Hechler, the first modern Christian Zionist, was memorialized today. At a ceremony attended by Jewish and Israeli notables, this friend and supporter of Theodore Herzl was remembered.

Israel is working to repatriate nationals from Egypt as riots and unrest continues. Several journalists and a tour guide were returned to Israel after intervention by the Israeli foreign minister, but an engineer who was arrested in Suez remains in detention.

Former U.S. president is sued in a $5 million class-action. Several readers of Jimmy Carter’s book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid have claimed that it deceives the public and violates consumer protection laws.