Daybreak: Obama to Talk to Jews
Franken’s past, a controversial prof, and more in the news
• President Obama will meet with heads of American Jewish organizations today to discuss his Israel policy and other matters. [JPost]
• Senator Al Franken talks to The New Yorker about growing up in a politically engaged family in a suburb of Minneapolis that was “not exactly a shtetl” but produced an unusual number of notable Jews (the Coen brothers, Thomas Friedman). [New Yorker]
• A British court has sentenced two men to jail for online Holocaust denial. [JPost]
• A week-long telethon in Greece earlier this year, which claimed to raise money for a destroyed Christian hospital in Gaza, was likely a scam. [JTA]
• An Arab-studies professor at Columbia University who has made anti-Israel statements has been granted tenure, stirring ire among alumni. [NY Post]
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