Sundown: A Screaming Comes Across the Gaza Sky
Plus new Hanukkah music and Ah-nuld does the Hora
• Despite a Hamas-declared moratorium on such attacks, missiles have been launched from Gaza twice in the past week; today, one hit the Israeli town of Sderot, causing no casualties. [Haaretz]
• A list of updated takes on Hanukkah songs includes a link to Sen. Orrin Hatch’s “’gift’” for Tablet Magazine (though we’re not sure what to make of the scare-quotes placed around “gift”). [T Magazine]
• Ninety-nine percent of the West Bank land area under Palestinian control is still closed to construction by Israeli order, according to a new U.N. report. [Haaretz]
• Enjoy this picture of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger dancing the Hora at a Chabad-sponsored Hanukkah candle-lighting in Sacramento, California. [Vos Iz Neias?]
• If you were at the White House Hanukkah party, you would be eating these latkes. [Twitter]
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