Sundown: Abbas Rejects Rocket Attacks
Plus Mayor Bloomberg relents, calls the NYC marathon off
• In another interview with Israeli media, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas spoke out against the rocket attacks launched on Israel by Hamas in Gaza. Everyone remains skeptical nonetheless. [JPost]
• After much controversy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has called off the 2012 New York City Marathon in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. [NYT]
• In case you missed it: Tablet’s own David Samuels talks nonfiction and life in the Longform podcast. [Atavist]
• Stunning yet unsurprising news of the week: The Israeli party Kadima, in a recent poll, is not expected to make the 2 percent voting threshold in the upcoming elections. [JTA]
• Jimmy Kimmel, taping in Brooklyn this week, asks the most hackneyed of questions: Hipster or Hasid? [Jewcy]
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