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Sundown: French Envoy Dismissed Over Stance

Plus oh Shelley Berkley, the BBC, and more

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Rep. Shelley Berkley in January.(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

• France’s special envoy to the Middle East, a Jewish woman named Valerie Hoffenberg who has been an American Jewish Committee member, was dismissed, apparently for coming out against the Palestinians’ move for unilateral statehood. [JPost]

• For the first time, a submarine will have a fully deployable Torah. [Ynet/Vos Iz Neias?]

• Reporting implies that Rep. Shelley Berkley, Democrat from Las Vegas and Tablet Magazine profile subject, supported policies that benefited her husband’s business interests. [NYT]

• Roger Cohen gets hopeless romantic about the Jews (in a sweeter way than other times). [NYT]

• The last traces of the last Jews of … Lviv, Ukraine! [Guardian]

• A performance by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra on the BBC had to be turned off early when the performers were drowned out by pro-Palestinian hecklers. [Telegraph]

The two-thirds Jewish band from the 1980s Jane’s Addiction played Tel Aviv. Here is one of their songs, also from the 1980s. I guess this means the 1980s weren’t all bad?

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There is no doubt in my mind that Roger Cohen posted his ‘hopelessly romantic’ piece about Jews last week to soften their hearts for today’s preposterous and factually sloppy essay about the Israel-Turkey relationship: “Israel Isolates Itself.”

1990s. Jane’s Addiction was a 1990s band. The 1980s were still pretty bad, but time has mellowed them a wee — like the old alley where you and your buddies used to hang out, holding your nose and stepping over drunkards to bend elbows and laugh together. You wouldn’t want to go back, but you sort of miss it sometimes.

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Sundown: French Envoy Dismissed Over Stance

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