Daybreak: I Married an Arab!
Plus ‘Cui Bono’ and more in the news
• A 200-person rally in the city of Bam Yet called for, among other things, the murder of Jews who sleep with and rent to Arabs. More on this later. [YNet]
• Speaking of which, the Knesset is moving towards a bill that would let community’s block people from moving in if they don’t suit the communities “social and cultural character.” [Haaretz]
• The Israeli Air Force bombed 7 targets in the Gaza Strip. [JPost]
• Elected officials are working to block the anti-Israel bus ads going up in Seattle. [Seattle Times]
• Roger Cohen’s column is about conspiracy theories and ‘Cui Bono’ thinking in the Middle East. [NYT]
• Steve Landesberg, actor and comedian, is dead. He was 65. [NYT]
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180
WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.
I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.
We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.