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Sundown: U.S. Slams Western Wall Slur

Plus START supporters hone in on AIPAC, and more

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A random act of Jewish pseudo-symmetry.(DCist)

• The top State Department spokesperson condemned and disputed a Palestinian Authority official’s assertion that the Western Wall has no connection to Judaism. [JTA]

• Jewish Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer and Carl Levin petitioned AIPAC to support the Obama administration’s START missile defense treaty, on the grounds that it would strengthen ties with Russia and thereby help deal with Iran. [Ben Smith]

• Palestinian Authority President Abbas called for the release of Gilad Schalit. It is part of the rising tensions between him and Hamas due to the WikiLeaks revelation that the P.A. was consulted before Operation Cast Lead. [JPost]

• So the Tehran airport has a gigantic Star of David carved into the outside of its roof. Seriously. [Atlantic Wire]

• Natalie Portman compares learning to dance ballet (for Darren Aronofsky’s new film) to putting on tefillin. [NYT]

• Prominent Bay Area Jewish philanthropist Richard Goldman died at 90. [JTA]

Because you asked for it (or even if you didn’t): Matisyahu does Hanukkah.

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If the Palestinian claim about the Wall doesn’t show why a peace deal with them is impossible at this stage, then I don’t know what will. The basic conception pushed by the West and the media that the Palestinian leadership is interested in a state alongside Israel is simply wrong. An unpleasant reality, but one that shouldn’t be ignored.

So, they make up stories to get their way all the time. Thus, they assume everyone else does the same. I personally do not believe for a moment that they really believe or ever did that Mohammed rode his horse off to heaven from the Temple Mount. I believe that was made up so they could force the Jewish Holy, site where Arbraham took his son to sacrifice at God’s will, out of Jewish hands . They are theives. I don’t say this to be mean spirited. I do believe this to be true!

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