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Sundown: Huck in the Holy Land

Plus Balkany gets four, Helen Thomas doubles down, and more

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Mike Huckabee last month.(Lior Mizrahi /Getty Images)

• Your top weekend reading assignment is Ben Smith’s fabulous profile of former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s relationship with Israel. [Politico]

Rabbi Balkany gets four years. He had requested two; the government wanted nine. [Bloomberg/Failed Messiah]

• “CASE OF THE JEWISH TALIBAN” is a somewhat misleading but nonetheless great headline. [The Daily]

• Aaron David Miller gives the Obama administration pretty positive marks for its handling of the events in Egypt and elsewhere in the region. [Politico]

• Helen Thomas apologizes for past remarks. And by apologizes for them, I mean completely stands by them. [CNN]

• Israeli tennis star Shahar Peer lost in the Dubai tournament’s quarterfinals to even bigger Danish star Caroline Wozniacki. [Kaplan’s Korner]

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Sundown: Huck in the Holy Land

Plus Balkany gets four, Helen Thomas doubles down, and more

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