Sundown: West Bank Fire Was Intentional
Plus Pinsky and the Boss, and more
• Israeli officials concluded that a fire at a West Bank mosque earlier this week—which the Palestinian Authority blamed on Jewish settlers—in fact likely was caused by arson. [AP/Haaretz]
• Later this month, Netanyahu will become the first Israeli prime minister to visit Canada since Yitzhak Rabin. [Arutz Sheva]
• Manhattan’s Union Square will be the site of a massive Sukkah competition this September. [Sukkah City]
• More on the new Dubai Murder Mystery suspects: One is an Israeli citizen who is wanted in New Zealand for passport fraud. [Haaretz]
• A New York-style deli settles down in the relatively exotic realm of … Tel Aviv. [Forward]
• Tonight, the unofficial poet laureate of New Jersey Bruce Springsteen and the onetime official poet laureate of the United States (and Nextbook Press author) Robert Pinsky will discuss Pinsky’s poem “Jersey Rain”. You get three guesses as to which state this event is taking place in. [INJersey]
‘And my machine, she’s a dud/She’s stuck in the mud/Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey.’
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