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Sundown: Ford’s Travel Angers Syria

Plus, Madoff wants to go to Harvard, Larry David gets a girlfriend, and more

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U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford.(Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

• The Syrian government has protested U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford’s Tuesday visit to Jassem, a city 70 kilometers south of Damascus, sending a diplomatic note to the State Department stating the trip was taken without government permission. [CNN]

• Leaked cables from 2006 reveal that Avigdor Lieberman advocated the separation of Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs and proposed shifting existing borders. [Think Progress]

• The Jewish Museum’s new director, Claudia Gould, was raised in an interfaith home by a Jewish father and a Roman Catholic mother and has little previous experience with Jewish art. Should that matter? [Culture Grrl]

• Having a baby? The Times takes a look at the medical pros and cons of circumcision. [NYT]

• Tablet contributor Michelle Goldberg reports from Glenn Beck’s rally in Israel, where Beck harshly criticizes critics of Israel. [Daily Beast]

• Incarcerated Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff recently told an interviewer he was asked to develop a course at Harvard Business School—on ethics!—an assertion the prestigious institution vehemently denies. [NYMag]

• Larry David is said to be dating Amy Landecker, a guest star on this season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, who previously played the role of Mrs. Samsky in the Coen brothers’ flick, A Serious Man. [NY Post]

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Marc R says:

Is that news about Lieberman? I thought redrawing the borders that way was a main plank of the Yisroel Beitenu platform.

Herb K says:

Ambassador Ford should be traveling to Washington DC and staying there. We have no business having an ambassador to the Iranian province of Syria. Bring him home and save taxpayer dollars

Barry says:

I thought redrawing the borders was the main plank of the Islamic Ummah.

I thought redrawing the borders was the main plank of the Obama administration (when its not using NASA to make the Mohammedans feel better about themselves).

Changing the borders so Mohammedans live in the KKKaliphtae is something people from all stripes and all parties can agree with. Free Free Palestine!

Barry says:

I thought redrawing the borders was the main plank of Rashid Khalidi’s demonic platform. And the terrorist Bill Ayers.

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