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Sundown: Israel Alleges Flotilla Brings War

Plus GOP hammers Obama on Syria envoy, and more

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U.S. ambassador Robert Ford in Syria earlier this month.(Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

• Unnamed Israeli officers allege that some aboard the flotilla may be planning to attack IDF soldiers and have links to Hamas. [Haaretz]

• Several Republicans are calling on President Obama to recall his ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, who when appointed became the first U.S. envoy to Damascus in several years. [WP]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu’s newly harsh treatment of certain Hamas prisoners prompted others to go on a hunger strike. [Haaretz]

• A daughter congratulates her mother on her bat mitzvah at 60, and meditates on the expanded meaning of the concept of l’dor v’dor. [WP]

• Rachel Weisz, a real Jew recently divorced from real Jew Darren Aronofsky, eloped with professional fake Jew Daniel Craig. [LAT Ministry of Gossip]

• The Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun, profiled. He is one of only two players whose contract runs through 2020. [NYT]

Omri Casspi has come to terms with the sad fact that he will never be a pilot, and instead is relegated to a life of playing professional basketball.

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Re: Rachel Weisz/Daniel Craig news.
While the new Mrs. Craig was engaged for Darren Aranofsky for several years, and the two are parents to a son, she never became Mrs. Aranfosky because they never actually tied the knot. Agree with the other point that Daniel Craig plays fictional Jews very well, just as he seems to be able to play fictional everybodies very well.


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