Sundown: Turkey and Israel Near Reconciliation
Plus, a most-wanted Nazi gets arrested and Proust gets impersonated
• Turkish and Israeli delegations met in Jerusalem today to iron out a final deal on re-normalizing ties between the two countries, which have been frozen since 2010. [ToI]
• The fourth-most-wanted Nazi, reportedly once a prison guard at Auschwitz, was arrested in Stuttgart today by authorities. The suspect has not been identified, but the Simon Wiesenthal Center named him as Hans Lipschis. [Reuters]
• Tablet contributor James Kirchick takes a look at Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s address to the World Jewish Congress, which has been roundly criticized for soft pedaling fears about rising anti-Semitism in Hungary. [Spiegel]
• Alex Aciman puts forth his set of interpretations of famous writers impersonating Marcel Proust. [Paris Review]
• Every dream of making aliyah, but you’re unsure about your pet? There’s not just an app for that, but an entire agency. Jewcy reports. [Jewcy]
The Attorney General calls on “local custom” to prevail
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.