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Sundown: Son-of-Rahm Gets Presidential Gift

Plus how Israel doesn’t relate to the oil spill, and more

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Rahm Emanuel at the Western Wall today.(AFP/Getty Images)

• Chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel’s family met with Shimon Peres; the Israeli president gave the bar mitzvah boy a pocket watch a Kiddush cup and a book of Psalms. [Ynet]

• Shmuel Rosner wonders why many magazines—he singles out Foreign Policy—give disproportionate attention to Israel. [Rosner’s Domain]

• Cyprus denied permission for the Gaza-bound “Freedom Flotilla” to mass in its waters. Though the practical effect will be minimal, Israel lauded the island nation. [Ynet]

• A conservative organization is pushing one American Christian minister’s line that the oil spill in the Gulf is retribution for President Obama’s tough line on Israel. [Religion Dispatches]

• Doug Quinn—previously seen mixing Rosh Hashanah cocktails for Tablet Magazine—is New York’s best bartender: The Times said so. [NYT]

• The White House’s Jewish Heritage reception is going on right now. Allison Hoffman will file a dispatch tomorrow, but for now, it’s streaming live!

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Unless it’s been previously noted, the organizers of the Gaza flotilla refused to deliver an aid package to Gilad Shalit. Their logic is consistent; Arab lives matter, Jewish lives do not matter. Haaretz had the story, yesterday, I believe.

do you have a link for that? thats important to note.

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Meanwhile, the racism and oppression in Turkey, one of the leaders of the fascist florilla, is ignored. Three Turkish soldiers were killed in the latest clashes with Kurds who are fighting for an independent Kurdistan.

http://original.antiwar.com/updates/2010/05/29/saturday-7-iraqis-killed-6-wounded-2/, http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/wires.php?id=4090428_turkey-kurds-ankara-turkey-official-kurdish-rebels-kill-3-in-clash-in-turkeys-southeast

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