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Sundown: U.S. Ambassador Takes on Syria

Plus go hug an Armenian! and more

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U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.(Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

• U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went on the rhetorical offensive against Syria, accusing it of meddling in Lebanese affairs and continuing to arm Hezbollah. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• Jerusalem:Ankara::Tel Aviv:Istanbul. That is the only hope for salvaging the Turkish-Israeli alliance, writes Aluf Benn. [Haaretz]

• For four miles, the Washington, D.C., Beltway also serves as an eruv. [Historian for Hire]

• A J Street poll shows that attacks on Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois), who is favored to defeat challenger Joel Pollak, have backfired among her own Jewish constituents. [J Street]

• Apropos Peter Balakian’s essay last week, today is Hug an Armenian Day. So, you know, get on that. [Facebook]

• Spook fans will love Tablet Magazine contributor Yossi Melman’s (very) inside look at how Israeli intelligence works. [Haaretz]

Don’t make Abe Foxman angry. You wouldn’t like Abe Foxman when he’s angry.

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I live in Skokie says:

The J street poll referenced about is very problematic from a methodological point of view. If you read a study that was paid for and conducted by the tobacco industry would you give it any credibility? The head of the survey group that conducted the “study” sits on the board of J street. Can it get any more biased than that? I once saw a cartoon that said “here is what I want to say now get me some statistics to base it on”. Really apropos in this case.

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Sundown: U.S. Ambassador Takes on Syria

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