Sundown: What About Gaza?
Plus the French surrender, Eric Cantor shuns pro-Israel letter, and more
• The Palestinian Authority’s pledge to take its statehood bid to the U.N. Security Council, and just generally the whole maneuvering, doesn’t really account for Gaza or its Hamas leadership. [AP/WP]
• How do you say “wusses” in French? Apple pulled the “Jew or not Jew” application from France. The Anti-Defamation League finds nothing wrong with the app, by the way. [CNN Belief Blog]
• Fifty-eight House Democrats signed a letter proclaiming support for Israel and condemning unilateral Palestinian actions. Naturally, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor refused to sign it. [Ben Smith]
• Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon predicted that between 50 and 70 U.N. member-states would oppose a Palestinian resolution. [Washington Times]
• Israel is getting in on that crazy Swiss-French atomic supercollider. [AP/WP]
• New report points to broader, structural reasons why the United States and Israel are drifting apart. [Haaretz Focus U.S.A.]
• Famed New York political consultant Hank Sheinkopf is now an Orthodox rabbi. [NY Jewish Week Political Insider]
• The problems inherent in dividing Jerusalem. [City Journal]
• Dude, Moses was so high! [Mind Hacks]
• New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner finds himself in potentially dicey ethical territory. [Mondoweiss]
• Mile End will cater your break fast. [Mile End]
The last video of Amy Winehouse is going to end up being this, for a duet she did with Tony Bennett. (Gay Talese wrote about Bennett’s collaboration with Lady Gaga for the same album this week.)
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