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Sundown: Knesset Passes Anti-Boycott Law

Plus, Obama borrows from Hillel, Mizrahi Manischewitz, and more

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President Obama today.(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

• In a close vote reflecting the governing coalition’s majority, Israel’s parliament passed a law essentially outlawing the boycotting of Israel or the settlements. Not to make myself a criminal under Israeli law, but this is a shonda. [Haaretz]

• “Now is the time to deal with these issues,” said President Obama at a press conference today about the national debt. “If not now, when?” A Joseph Telushkin fan, this guy! [The Caucus]

• Did Glenn Beck, testifying before the Knesset, make chit-chat with a member of a State Department-ordained terrorist group? Looks that way. [+972]

• Nextbook Press author Jonathan D. Sarna uses the story of Manischewitz, now run by Sephardim, as a microcosm for the increasing diversity of the American Jewish community. [Forward]

• Rep. Anthony Weiner and Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin retreated to Miami to celebrate their anniversary. And why not? [Page Six]

• Mila Kunis is beautiful, Jewish, talented, and also awesome: She is attending a Marine Corps. Ball in North Carolina with a Marine who asked her out from Afghanistan. [CBS News]

Sam Fuld will be doing color commentary on ESPN for tonight’s Home Run Derby. I’ll be watching. And the entire time, I’ll be thinking of this:

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Gene says:

I have a question to the editors of “Haaretz” who claim that boycott is just one of the forms of the freedom of expression (“The legislators are thereby trying to silence one of the most legitimate forms of democratic protest, and to restrict the freedom of expression “): was the boycott of the Jewish shops by the nazis in 1933 one of the forms of the “freedom of expression”? Or, in other words, do “Haaretz’ editors support action of nazis against Jewish businesses in Germany in 1933 since, according to their wise opinion, it was “one of the most legitimate forms of democratic protest”.

jacob.arnon says:

I agree with Gene, this isn’t a question of freedom of speech and the fact that think it tells me that they are out of touch with historical reality as well as with the majority of Israelis who are reminded by boycott calls of the Nazi led boycott of Jewish owned stores all over Europe.

Besides, US law too makes it illegal for US companies to abide the long standing and Fascist inspired Arab boycott of the Jewish State.


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Sundown: Knesset Passes Anti-Boycott Law

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