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Sundown: Giffords Steps Out

Plus, punching for peace, and more

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A Palestinian truck driver spars with an Israeli soldier.(Guardian)

• Recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords made her first appearance in public, to witness her husband receive a medal at Space Center Houston. [HuffPo/Jewish Journal]

• “What Hitler … didn’t manage to do is happening in the Diaspora with its horrific assimilation.” –Israeli Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman. [Haaretz]

• The Jerusalem Boxing Club: Where Jews and Palestinians come together to beat the crap out of each other. (But in a good way!) [Guardian]

• Israel’s ambassador to the Vatican backtracked on statements he made last week praising Pius XII, the Holocaust pope. In fairness, why would the ambassador to the Vatican know about such matters? [AP/WP]

• Christine Lagarde was selected as the new head of the International Monetary Fund. #shouldabeenFischer. [Forbes]

• To staunch budget deficits, many states are eliminating Medicaid funding for circumcisions. [CNBC]

Jello Biafra, former frontman of the Dead Kennedys, is annoying many of his fans with his determination to come to Israel. Now that Governor Moonbeam is back in office, let’s break this out:

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Sundown: Giffords Steps Out

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