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Sundown: Cantor’s Strange Non-Bedfellow

Plus Archbishop Tutu calls for boycott, and more

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu in June.(Michelly Rall/Getty Images for TIME/FORTUNE/CNN)

• The usual liberal suspects think soon-to-be House Majority Whip Eric Cantor’s plan to separate Israeli aid from other foreign aid is a dumb idea, including J Street, Democrats, and … AIPAC. [Ben Smith]

• Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his opposition to apartheid, called on a South African opera company not to perform in Israel, comparing the situation there to South Africa before reforms. [Arts Beat]

• Why the NBA’s new rule against arguing with the refs is un-Jewish. [Kaplan’s Korner]

• “Jeffrey Goldberg: animal lover.” [Jewish Journal]

• Meet the Israeli Tea Party! Because the world needed another. [JPost]

• Ron Kaplan notes that Dick Miles, the biggest ping-pong champion in American history, is a member of neither the International nor the National Jewish Hall of Fame. I smell a cause célèbre. [Kaplan’s Korner]

Igor Olshansky: You are a defensive lineman; tackling Ahmad Bradshaw is your job, so there is no need to celebrate so elaborately. Stop being a shanda and start getting your 1-5 team off the home-field schneid.

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• Meet the Israeli Tea Party! Because the world needed another

Yeah Marc the world does need another Tea Party and another and another. It obvious you have no idea what the Tea Party stands for. It does not stand for some right-wing control of your life. The Tea Party wants the government out of people’s lives. It also against government working with Big Business. You would think that last part would appeal to a liberal like yourself since you believe Republicans are in cahoots with Big Business.

The senile anti-semite Tutu should worry about his own country where pogroms are carried out against foreign workers and 25% of all men there have admitted to raping a woman.

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