Sundown: Argentina’s President Defends Iran Pact
Plus Michael Dell might have some opposition as he tries to buyout his company
• Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez defended her decision to set up a “truth commission” with Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people. Argentine courts (and basically everyone else) have blamed Iran for the attacks. [Haaretz]
• According to reports, Dell’s largest investor will oppose an attempt by the owner Michael Dell to take the company private again. [NYT]
• A London court has called on Google to help identify people who defamed a rabbi by making accusations of inappropriate conduct with women. [JTA]
• For Fashion Week, The Cut takes a look at the Bronfman kids and makes a strange reference to Jewish noses. [NYMag]
• Lena Dunham, yes, Lena Dunham gives us her take on Sylvia Plath for the Guardian. [GuardianSu]
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