Sundown: United Nations Mission Leaves Syria
Plus South Africa’s Zulu king will visit Israel
• The United Nations Security Council has decided to terminate its observer mission in Syria as peace-keeping efforts are paralyzed. [NYT]
• Despite sustained calls in South Africa to avoid visiting Israel, King Goodwill Zwelithini of Zulu has accepted an invitation to visit Israel early next year. [Forward]
• The United Church of Canada–the largest Protestant denomination in Canada–approved a boycott on Israeli settlements. [JTA]
• Shimon Peres celebrated his 89th birthday at a ceremony in Yeruham. Asked what his wish was, he said peace. [Times of Israel]
• David Meir Grossman has a stellar essay on why he gave up religion, but still keeps kosher. [Jewcy]
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