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Sundown: Remnick Sees Racism Among Orthodox

Plus nuclear ambiguity clarified, and more

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New Yorker editor David Remnick.(Wikipedia)

New Yorker editor David Remnick senses racism in some (though by no means all) of the Orthodox community’s antipathy to President Obama. [The Jewish Star]

• Noah Pollak has maybe the fiercest and most complete conservative reaction to Peter Beinart’s essay that I’ve seen yet. [Commentary]

• The one-of-a-kind Eli Valley does noir. [Forward]

• The Dubai assassination of Hamas weapons man Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, probably by the Mossad, has made a star out of Dubai’s charismatic, spotlight-seeking police chief. [WSJ]

• Tablet Magazine contributor Matt Gross signs off after four years as the Frugal Traveler. [NYT]

• Israel’s nuclear ambiguity, explained Explained. [Slate]

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You know, there is truth to the notion that one begins to identify more with one’s heritage later in life, irrespective of background.

After trying and failing (really failing) to push an anti-Lobby viewpoint in the Jewish Press of the mid-nineties, my opinions have certainly changed, in part for the reasons Noah Pollack rather brilliantly limns in his take on the Beinart essay.

I’m sure I’m still closer to J Street in what I would like to see happen politically than I am to AIPAC, but I simply can’t abide misrepresentations of Israel and the attitudes of American Jews toward Israel meant to discredit both.

Hussein Ibish is right; if J Street were better at capturing the middle, it would have more influence.

Life in ones twenties is great, but I’m not sure it’s a very accurate foreshadowing of future opinions.

By the way, Marjorie Ingall (sp?) should check out Jeffrey Goldberg’s interview with the woman challenging Jane Harman in the democratic primary. It might be an interesting exercise to see where and if their views diverge.


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Sundown: Remnick Sees Racism Among Orthodox

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