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Sundown: A Hot Summer in Sinai

Plus, Iranian leaders feud, Drake joins Kravitz, and more

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Israeli troops stand guard near the Egyptian border.(Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

• Israeli-Egyptian tensions rose as Egypt formally complained about the shooting of three officers in Sinai yesterday and Israel alleged that yesterday’s attackers infiltrated Israel through Egypt rather than Gaza. [NYT]

• Israel is blaming Popular Resistance Committees, a Gaza-based group with ties to Hamas and Hezbollah, for yesterday’s attacks. [The Envoy]

• In Iran, is Supreme Leader Khamanei gearing up to arrest his underling President Ahmadinejad? [Frontline]

• Despite prior statements that they would, Sen. Joe Lieberman and Rep. Eric Cantor will not attend Glenn Beck’s rally next week in Israel. [Washington Jewish Week]

• Former Sen. Russ Feingold, Democrat from Wisconsin, won’t run for president, senator, or governor. [Ben Smith]

• Bar Refaeli has shot a new bikini catalogue. Yes, Virginia, there is a photo gallery. [Page Six]

• This Ed Koch robo-call in that Queens/Brooklyn race has to be read (and ideally heard) to be believed. [PolitickerNY]

• Half-black Jewish songsters unite: Drake is featured on a new Lenny Kravitz track. [The Fader]

• A Forward editorial notes all the “Rich Jews for Tax Hikes,” and rightfully schleps naches from them. [Forward]

• The woman in That Black-and-White Photo You’ve Seen in Italian Restaurants speaks out. But the photographer was Ruth Orkin, a Jew! [MSNBC]

• Hebrew U. is 57th. [Haaretz]

• Frequent Vox Tablet contributor Jon Kalish has a podcast on contemporary musicians covering old pioneer songs. [iTunes]

Contributing editor Mark Oppenheimer gets frequently insightful, frequently infuriating critic Lee Siegel exactly right: he’s an intellectual tummler. As opposed to a tumbler, born under punches (I’m so thin).

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jacob arnon says:

In the meantime Roger Cohen manages another one of his antisemitic screeds disguised as being against the “occupation.”

Many readers loved and love Cohen. He is their kind of Jew. Self righteous, apologetic and loves to think that he is being brave when criticizing other Jews. The truth is otherwise. He is a coward who doesn’t dare criticize the Palestinians no matter how many Jewish babies they kill.

The responses were mostly anti-Israel and pro-One State. Some comments were overtly so. Curious that there were so few posts criticizing Cohen. Probably the sensor had something to do with that.

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