Sundown: Adelson Meets With Paul Ryan
Plus, Michael Oren says the Israeli embassy was targeted by Iran
• VP aspirant Paul Ryan maxed out with Sheldon Adelson and other Republican donors today at the Venetian, Adelson’s hotel in Las Vegas. According to reports, foreign policy was on the agenda. [JTA]
• Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren said that last year’s Iranian plot to blow up the Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C., also included a plan to attack the Israeli embassy. [JTA]
• Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi has called for regime change in Syria. He made the remarks at a conference in Mecca. [Haaretz]
• New Jew and New York Knick Amare’ Stoudemire finds peace in his local antique bookstore according to an interview with New York magazine. [NYMag]
• Jewcy’s feature “Not Your Bubbe’s Recipe” brings the sour this week with Borscht Salad. The secret is a rough chop. [Jewcy]
• Former Baywatch star Donna D’Errico is on a hunt to find the original Noah’s Ark in Turkey. Let’s wish her luck. She’s going to need it. [Gawker]
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180
WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.
I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at email@example.com. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.
We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.