Today on Tablet
Britain’s maybe-new top diplomat, and more
Today in Tablet Magazine, NPR journalist predicts that Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg—who after yesterday’s results looks likely to be Britain’s next foreign minister—is ushering in a new wave of an ever harsher British stance on Israel. Mya Guarnieri reports on the 2500 members of the South Lebanon Army, who fought alongside Israel but fled their country when Israel withdrew in 2000, and now remain in northern Israel pending political change north of the border. Prompted by his week’s haftorah, Liel Leibovitz considers what sort of religion he would start if he were one of the prophets. The Scroll is content with the religion it has.
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