Sundown: Obama Won’t Waste the Crisis
Plus more on Malek, Mametian porn, and more
• President Obama told Larry King that he hopes the flotilla incident will be used as an opportunity to advance peace. [Haaretz/Reuters]
• Provocative essay on who the Israeli right’s supporters in America are. [The National]
• What it’s like in Gaza. [WP]
• Drake, the half-Jewish rising hip-hop star, sits for an interview. [Heeb]
• Scroll (scroll!) halfway down for some choice photos of various Tablet Magazine personages, including Seth Lipsy and Jonathan Rosen. Socialites! [New York Social Diary]
Nextbook Press author David Mamet brings us a lost masterpiece of pornography:
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