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Sundown: Israel Works It Ahead of U.N. Vote

Plus a petition protesting Stevie Wonder’s IDF benefit gig, and more

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• Israel is working to diminish the significance of the Palestinian status upgrade bid to be voted on tomorrow at the United Nations. [Haaretz]

• Jodi Rudoren gets taken lightly to task by the Times public editor for her sometimes odd social media musings. [NYT]

• The Observer has a touching and weird look at Gary Shteyngart’s career and hair. [NYO]

• A petition to convince Stevie Wonder not to perform at a Friends of the IDF benefit is gaining steam. [JTA]

• Jacob Silverman writes smart for the Poetry Foundation about the legacy of Samuel Greenberg. [Poetry Foundation]

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fred capio says:

New headline: “Stevie Wonder just became a supporter of Hamas!” (cui bono)

MichaelTLV says:

From the Shteyngart article: ” contemporary literature’s
resident crank, and the heir apparent of Philip Roth”. This guy? There is
nothing even the least bit interesting or funny about Shteyngart’s novels – and
you don’t have to read one to figure it out, just watch this bore of a video
and save yourself hours of agony trying to figure our why so many people
consider “Absurdistan” remarkably clever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfzuOu4UIOU

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