Daybreak: Brin Gives Back
Plus a way around Goldstone, another poor billionaire, and more in the news
• Google co-founder Sergey Brin donated $1 million to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, which helped his family escape the Soviet Union 30 years ago. [NYT]
• Jeffry Picower, a billionaire thought to be the biggest beneficiary of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and a friend of the conman, was found dead at the bottom of his pool in Palm Beach this weekend. [Reuters]
• Rather than following the Goldstone Report’s call for an independent investigation of military actions in the Gaza War, Israel will gather a legal team to review the investigations already undertaken by the IDF. [JPost]
• Lou Jacobi, an actor who started his career in The Diary of Anne Frank, was featured in several Woody Allen films, and made comedy recordings such as “The Yiddish Are Coming! The Yiddish Are Coming!,” died Friday at 95. [NYT]
• Lebanese chefs made the world’s largest plate of hummus, setting the world record and, naturally, making an anti-Israel geopolitical point. [AP/NYT]
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