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Sundown: Ayalon and Fayyad Don’t Play Nice

Plus Peres and Barak paint the town red, and more

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Israeli President Shimon Peres yesterday.(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

• Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad fought in New York, ended their meeting abruptly, and canceled a joint press conference afterward. [Haaretz]

• Community board approval of the Ground Zero Islamic center in May was followed (caveat: Correlation does not prove causation!) by a significant uptick in local U.S. governments’ alleged discrimination against Muslims trying to build mosques. [Ben Smith]

• Holocaust denier David Irving was denied permission to conduct a tour on the Auschwitz grounds. [DPA/Haaretz]

• Remnants of a 1500-year-old Samaritan synagogue were uncovered in the Jordan Valley. [JTA]

• The New Israel Fund has modified donation guidelines so as to try to avoid supporting groups not seen as sufficiently Zionist. [JTA]

• Shimon Peres and Ehud Barak, unleashed on midtown Manhattan. Look out, ladies! [Page Six]

Mayor Bloomberg announced the winner of the Sukkah City competition. Jewcy was there.

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Gilad Abiri says:

“Not seen as sufficiently Zionist”? come on – try “blatantly oppose the existence of a Jewish state” or “support the one state solution” or “anti-zionist”.

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