Daybreak: Your Non-Mitt News Roundup
Plus Bob Costas and Asma al-Assad
• Snowjob in July? Joan Juliet Buck attempts to explain away her decision to profile Asma al-Assad for Vogue. [NewsBeast]
• An exhaustive investigative report by the AP claims that Israel is viewed as a spy threat by the U.S. intelligence services [AP]
• A bill in front of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo would increase significantly public funding for yeshivas. [Forward]
• Celebrity chef Jamie Geller is making aliyah next month. Nefesh b’nefesh is chronicling her trip. [NBN]
• The Times of India is blaming Iran’s Revolutionary Guard for a car bomb attack that took place near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi back in February. [Haaretz]
• Under lox and key? An inmate in a Michigan jail is suing the state for not providing him with kosher meals. [JTA]
• A report shows a sharp drop in the number of African migrants crossing illegally into Israel in the month of July. [Times of Israel]
In case you missed it, here is video of the Bob Costas tribute to the Munich 11 during the Olympic March of Nations:
Plus Hollande’s remarks on the 70th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv roundup.
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