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Sundown: Eyeless in the West Bank

Plus Saban v. Stone, Amar’e’s grandma, and more

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Emily Henochowicz.(Village Voice)

• This profile of Emily Henochowicz, the American daughter of an Israeli who lost her eye at a West Bank protest, is difficult to read and a bit politically one-sided. Still, it’s well worth your time. [Village Voice]

• Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban is trying to get Oliver Stone’s forthcoming ten-part Howard Zinn adaptation off the air. [Jewish Journal]

• Conservative by any other name? Arnold Eisen, the Jewish Theological Seminary’s chancellor, said the movement was “open” to changing its name, most likely to Masorti, or “traditional,” which is what it’s called in Israel. [Forward/JTA]

• Jason Diamond pens a moving (seriously!) tribute to his number-one childhood shiksa crush, who just so happens to be getting married this weekend. [Jewcy]

• Some detective work appears to show that, specifically, it is Amar’e Stoudemire’s maternal grandmother who is the Jewish one. Which, of course, would make him the Jewish one as well. [Just ASC]

• Speaking of which: He clarifies, “I think I might have some Hebrew Roots.” Oh, Amar’e, don’t let us down now. [@Amareisreal]

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Barry says:

I’m a bit confused. According to the report, Emily was injured while proudly waving her Austrian and Turkish flags.

I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with being an ultra-nationalist: but if you’re going to be consistent shouldn’t a Turkish ultra-nationalist like Emily first ask for a handout from the nations for which she sacrificed?

It would be an analogous to a Minuteman in Arizona getting injured during a violent protest against Hispanic settlers and then asking the Mexican government for help. That doesn’t sound right?!

[on a personal note – Emily, don’t feel bad. As a Turkish ultra-nationalist I’m sure you’re heart swells with those stirring lyrics of the Independence March/ İstiklâl Marşı:

“How can the fiery faith of Islam ever be killed, by that battered, single-fanged monster you call ‘civilization'”.

Emily – worry not, with Obama’s help that battered, single-fanged monster will be destroyed and replaced by Islam! Yay!]

More from the Turkish national anthem – for which Emily sacrificed so much:

Oh glorious Allah, the sole wish of my pain-stricken heart is that,
No infidel’s hand should ever touch the bosom of my sacred Temples.
These calls to prayer, these suicide bombs which are the foundations of my religion,
May their noble sound last loud and wide over my eternal homeland.

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