Sundown: A Kissinger Is Not a Promise
Plus public transit gets more depressing, and more
• We may have mentioned once or twice that Henry Kissinger said some awful things recently (40 years ago). Tomorrow, a group of New York elected officials is holding a press conference demanding he apologize. I’d feel bad for him, but it is not a Scroll concern. [Vosizneias?]
• Buses in downtown Seattle will carry ads with the heading, “Israeli War Crimes: Your Tax dollars at work.” The ads cost $1,794 and will go up December 27th. [JTA]
• Benjamin Netanyahu met with Esther Pollard, wife of Jonathan. He told her that he has broached the subject of Pollard’s release 6 times with Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama. He’s not sure if he should again. (If you haven’t read Gil Troy’s piece on Pollard, now’s your chance). [JPost]
• What are Jews? Nathan Glazer has a must read review of Kenneth Marcus’ book on this and other subject. [TNR]
• The other daily magazine of Jewish life and culture has a nice holiday story of love, rabbis and curses. [NYT]
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