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Sundown: London Pays Tribute Without the IOC

Plus Hollande’s remarks on the 70th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv roundup.

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(Trafalgar Square, London (AP))

• 20,000 Londoners held a moment of silence in various locations throughout the city. [JTA]

• A poll released just ahead of Mitt Romney’s arrival in Israel shows U.S. Jews favor Obama to Romney by a count of 68% to 25%. [Haaretz]

The Times profile of Jim Bell, who is producing the Olympics for NBC, has him listed at 6’4″, 250 lbs. The former Harvard lineman and lover of glatt kosher restaurants in Midtown will need all of it to follow the iconic Dick Ebersol. [NYT]

• See remarks by Francois Hollande, France’s new President, on the 70th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv roundup in Paris, marking when 13,000 French Jews were arrested–most of them were deported to their deaths. [Press Room, France]

• Two reporters tried to trap White House spokesman Jay Carney into saying that Jerusalem is or is not the capital of Israel. Carney didn’t take the bait, but the video went viral anyway. [Times of Israel]

• Dvora Meyers on Olympic gymnastics and a Jewish Kerri Strug winning the gold medal on Tish B’av. [Jewcy]

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Sundown: London Pays Tribute Without the IOC

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