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Sundown: Blair Steps Up for Israel

Plus, they are women, hear them chant, and more

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Quartet envoy Tony Blair yesterday (with Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni).(Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

• Tony Blair, the envoy for the direct talks-sponsoring Quartet, blasted delegitimization of Israel and praised Israelis’ “openness, fairmindedness, and creativity.” [JPost]

• Rabbi Avraham Bronstein, of the Hampton Synagogue, has a nuanced take on the new, unavoidable relationship between Jewish Zionists and Christian Zionists. [… VaAni B’Sof HaMizrach]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu will be roughing it to some extent when he arrives in Washington, D.C., next week: Foreign Ministry workers are on strike. [JPost]

• Meet the newly announced Six Points Fellows: Nine emerging Jewish artists to watch. [Jewcy]

• Why the Park51 affair is important, no matter whether it ever actually gets built. [Jonathan Chait]

• Advocacy group Women of the Wall collected photographs of women around the world reading from the Torah. [Sisterhood]

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Wow! Israel has received an “Hekhshser” from Tony Bliar. I guess Israel and the Jews will now have to be eternally indebted to him.

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Sundown: Blair Steps Up for Israel

Plus, they are women, hear them chant, and more

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