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Sundown: Freeze-for-Pollard Swap

Plus killing in the name of land, and more

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• Might Prime Minister Netanyahu agree to a partial extension of the construction freeze in exchange for the U.S. release of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard? [Laura Rozen]

• A Palestinian Authority court confirmed that it is criminal for Palestinians to sell land to Jews or Jewish companies. Oh, yeah, and the penalty is death. Wait, what? [Haaretz]

• Rahm will (probably) run. [Politico]

• Ray Takeyh argues that President Ahmadinejad is in fact delusional, and the only real solution to the Iranian problem is the eventual takeover by the forces behind the Green Movement. [WP]

• Gentiles love mezuzahs! Can’t get enough of ‘em. [NYT]

• So Jewish pitcher Jason Marquis decided to pitch on Yom Kippur. The result? He was yanked after getting only one out in the first inning, having given up six earned runs. As a Nationals fan: Thanks a lot, Jason. [Kaplan’s Korner]

Perhaps you recognize the particular Old Jew who is Telling this Joke?

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shualah elisheva says:

the comments on that laura rozen piece start to shade a little bit frightening, particularly the one about pollard serving as “an example” to all “jewish and ethnic” federal employees who might be tempted to serve the “old country.”

signs of xenophobia abound.

shualah elisheva

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