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Sundown: War With Hezbollah Could Get Ugly

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Kosher party central.(Vos Iz Neias?/DNAinfo)

• Newly leaked diplomatic cables (courtesy WikiLeaks) reveal that Israeli officials expect 500 missiles a day—100 of them capable of reaching Tel Aviv—during the next war with Hezbollah. [JTA]

• Amir Mizroch lays out exactly why Israel is in deep trouble when the U.N. General Assembly rolls around in September. [Forecast Highs]

Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit offers a biting rebuke to the Israeli left on the occasion of Juliano Mer-Khamis’s murder. [Haaretz]

• “What kind of kosher steakhouse is filled with rambunctious yahoos and hot jazz music at 1 in the morning?” “Uh … the best damn kosher steakhouse on the Upper West Side!” [Vos Iz Neias?/DNAinfo]

• Orthodox Brooklyn Rabbi Mordecai Fish became the latest to go down in the Solomon Dwek sting, pleading guilty today to knowingly laundering $900,000 of criminal proceeds. [DOJ/Vos Iz Neias?]

• Baruch S. Blumberg did not only discover Hepatitis B and show how it could lead to liver cancer—he then helped develop the vaccine. He died Tuesday at 85. [NYT]

• An interesting take on how the logistics of reporting have helped foment anti-Israel bias among the media. [Standpoint/Jewish Ideas Daily]

• A study shows that the United States could learn much from Israel’s health care system. Of course, since Israel has universal health care for its citizens, that’s probably a lost cause. [JTA]

• Roger Cohen’s column on Richard Goldstone’s mea culpa—excuse me, his “volte-face”—is weird and kind of incoherent. [NYT]

• The keynote speaker at Christians United for Israel’s annual conference in July in Washington, D.C., will be soon-to-be-ex-Fox News host Glenn Beck. [JTA]

• Though abandoned, Lifta, just north of Jerusalem, is the last intact pre-1948 Arab village in Israel. The Palestinians want it to be an open-air museum; the Israelis want to build apartments there. [LAT]

• Worth re-reading Moshe Halbertal’s masterful takedown of the Goldstone Report from late 2009 in light of the week’s events. [TNR]

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Nice to see such people in the world, Masha Allah.

One of the weird things about the Cohen piece is that he states with grand indignation that we need an investigation of Hamas’s missile attacks. And yet Hamas’s refusal to initiate any kind of internal review, as opposed to the incomplete Israeli one, is one of the reasons Goldstone cites for change of heart over assigning blame in the report.

Cohen claims Goldstone has misread the recent appraisal of the investigation. Yet Cohen doesn’t appear to have read Goldstone.

It’s amazing the NYTimes gives Cohen a platform for exercising his ethnic self-hatred.


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