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Sundown: Fayyad’s Failures

Plus mathematician rejects prize money, and more

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Grigori Perelman at work.(Facebook)

Tablet Magazine and The Scroll will be dark on Monday in honor of the Independence Day.

• Amid the almost impossible amount of adoration for Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad (look, the guy is in many ways great, but you would think he walks on water), here is an alternate take. [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace]

• Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev became the first Russian head-of-state to visit Birobidjan, the capital city of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast. [Lubavitch.com/Vos Iz Neias?]

• Russian mathematician Grigori “Grisha” Perelman, rejected a $1 million prize for solving the Poincaré conjecture. Um, can I have it? [NYT]

• Something, or someone, is wrong when indie rock acts start boycotting Israel. [Jewcy]

• Jon Stewart compiles Republican euphemisms for Elena Kagan’s religious background. [Daily Intel]

• Anti-Semitism in Red Dead Redemption. [Heeb]

Signing off for three days, from—where else?—Politics & Prose. Happy Fourth!

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Sara says:

Sorry, Marc, have to disagree with your choice of “best movie speech over.”
Especially in today’s political climate, I would have to go with Michael Douglas at the end of The American President.

Laury says:

“Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev became the first Russian head-of-state to visit Birobidjan, the capital city of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast.”

Was that before or after he put the Mayor of a Siberian city in jail for questioning the honesty of his government?

David says:

Anti-Semitism in Red Dead Redemption. [Heeb]

Heeb magazine has no say in what is anti-Semitic in my opinion. Jesus, they thought it was hilarious to dress up Rosanne Barr (anti-Semitic, wrong half, half-Jew) as a Nazi while burning ginger bread-men in a oven.

Hipsters Jews, how pathetic.

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