Sundown: Talks About Iran Talks Intensify!
Man charged with 1979 murder of Etan Patz pleads not guilty
• Dates, conditions, locations, guest lists! Iran and the EU are slowly ironing out the details for the next round of nuclear talks. [Al-Monitor]
• Pedro Hernandez, the man charged with the 1979 murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz in New York City, has pleaded not guilty. Hernandez previously confessed to the murder earlier this year. [NYT]
• Four European Union states tried to block the inclusion of a clause condemning Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal’s call for Israel’s destruction into an EU statement that was harshly critical of Israel’s E-1 settlement plan. In other words, today was Wednesday. [Times of Israel]
• A Palestinian teen was killed by an Israeli border guard near Hebron. The teenager reportedly pulled out a toy gun when he was asked for identification by the officer. Following the incident, IDF troops disperse riots with tear gas and stun grenades. [YNet]
• Talia Lavin writes on the hunt to find a menorah in the Ukraine. [Jewcy]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.