Sundown: A Picture Worth A Thousand Cables
Plus long live the King, and more
• The Lebanese army published pictures of the alleged Israeli spy cameras. The pictures show a small plaque with both Hebrew writing and “Israel” written in English. Whoops. [JPost]
• “Comics are the literature of outcasts, of pariahs, of Jews, of gays, of blacks,” says Ta-Nehisi Coates. You can expect more articles about comics for the next week. [Ta-Nehisi Coates]
• Bon Jovi is playing Israel in 2011! Where? He told Larry King, “Whatever the Olympic Stadium is.” You can tell he’s excited. [JPost]
• Speaking of whom, the King (nē Zeiger) is abdicating his throne tonight at 9 EST. His 25 years at CNN were longer than any of his eight marriages. [CNN]
• American rabbis have almost unanimously rebuked the Israeli rabbis who are telling their followers not to rent to non-Jews. Feel free to proudly hum the national anthem. [Forward]
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