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Sundown: A Passed Law, and Another Fails

Plus, R.I.P. Myra Kraft, and more

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Myra Kraft in 2003.(Brandeis)

• The anti-boycott law passed by the Knesset last week has forced American Jewish groups to take ever-more-specific positions; in the case of Americans for Peace Now, a group that was previously against all boycotts has since endorsed a boycott of settlement goods. [JTA]

• The Knesset resoundingly rejected a law that would have launched a formal probe of left-wing groups. Unlike last week, Prime Minister Netanyahu decided to show up for this one. [Ynet]

• Myra Kraft, wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and a prominent Jewish philanthropist in her own right (she was a trustee at Brandeis and prominent at the Jewish Book Council), died at 68. She was featured in columnist Joan Nathan’s article last year on football and food. [JTA]

• The medical examiner reports that Leiby Kletzky was drugged and then smothered to death. (He was later dismembered.) [AP/Vos Iz Neias?]

• Marty Peretz on “fashionable hostility” to Israel. [TNR]

• “President Obama is not pro-Israel,” the influential pastor Rev. John Hagee, of Christians United for Israel, said at the group’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. [JTA]

Here is Larry David doing a Moammar Gadhafi routine in 1981 with a lot more of an accent and a little more of his hair.

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Sundown: A Passed Law, and Another Fails

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