Daybreak: Ultra-Orthodox Riot at Women’s Kotel Service
Plus, an explosion in Iran, Gatsby, and Amy Schumer
• Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews clashed with Jerusalem police while attempting to disrupt the Women of the Wall prayer service at the Western Wall this morning. Three men were arrested and two police officers were injured during the protest. The women completed their prayer service despite being targeted with plastic chairs, small rocks, and other objects. [ToI]
• There are reports emerging of an explosion at an Iranian military chemical plant west of Tehran earlier this week. [IsraelDefense]
• A Pew Report shows that a surprising number of Israelis–61%–support Barack Obama’s foreign policy, a 12-point increase from 2011. [JTA]
• Is the character Jay Gatsby a Jew? With the release of the new disastrous film, Seth Rogovoy looks into the book. [Forward]
• Jewcy takes a look at the new Comedy Central show featuring Amy Schumer and a segment on suggestive texting. [Jewcy]
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