Daybreak: Naftali Bennett Rejects Bibi Coalition
Plus the Knight Foundation regrets giving Jonah Lehrer $20K
• It’s Valentine’s Day and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been spurned by Naftali Bennett and the Jewish Home party, which rejected Netanyahu’s offer to join his coalition. To be fair, Bibi did meet with Meretz (and just about everyone else) first. [JPost]
• The Knight Foundation, which hosted a pretty self-indulgent lecture by Jonah Lehrer on the art of fabrication, has issued a statement expressing regret for having paid the former New Yorker writer $20,000 to speak. [Knight]
• According to a report, Ben Zygier (or “Prisoner X”) met with his attorney to allegedly discuss a plea bargain deal just two days before he committed suicide says Zygier’s former attorney. [ToI]
• The Wilshire Boulevard Temple is getting a temple-tuck and facade-lift thanks to a $30 million donation by Los Angeles philanthropist Erika Glazer. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. [JTA]
• 33% of the top grossing romantic comedies released for Valentine’s Day feature Adam Sandler as the leading male character. Yikes. [THR]
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