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Sundown: Peres Calls on Assad to Resign

Plus, Soros retires, Rivlin speaks up, and more

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President Shimon Peres speaking today.(Mark Neyman/GPO via Getty Images)

• “Those who seek peace will prevail,” added the Israeli president. [AP/WP]

• George Soros, 81, is ending his four-decade run as a hedge fund manager, returning nearly $1 billion to outside investors and continuing to manage only the assets of himself and family members. [Bloomberg]

• Knessest Speaker Reuven Rivlin, a Likudnik, said he feared for Israel’s democracy. Clearly he read Liel Leibovitz’s article today. [AP/WP]

• Pat Robertson and David Mamet team up to tell us Jews what we’re doing wrong. [Right Wing Watch]

• Being accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri when you very, very obviously didn’t is kinda funny, until it’s super-not. [Abu Muqawama]

• Trend alert! Flying your kids to New England summer camp on private jets! Now they tell me (and my parents) that there is an airport in Moultonborough! [NYT]

Amy Winehouse was buried today at a traditional Jewish funeral. Here is why you will indeed still love her tomorrow.

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Sundown: Peres Calls on Assad to Resign

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