Sundown: Quartet Lays Out Roadmap
Plus Iranian bagels, the Irvine 11, Clinton vs. Bibi, and more
• Shocking! The Middle East Quartet released a statement a few hours after the Palestinian resolution was submitted calling on both sides to return to the table, in order to pre-empt voting in the Security Council. It lays out a timeline and everything. Now Israel and the Palestinians have to accept it. [FP Turtle Bay]
• Ten members of the so-called Irvine 11, who disrupted Israeli ambassador Michael Oren’s speech at the University of California-Davis, were found guilty by a jury of two misdemeanors. [JTA]
• More (since we first linked Wednesday) on how John J. Mearsheimer, of The Israel Lobby fame, has blurbed a book by an honest-to-God, self-proclaimed self-hating Jew who has some particularly troubling things to say about the Holocaust. [Adam Holland]
• Meet Shelly Yachimovich, the new leader of Labor, who has her work cut out for her. [NYT]
• Last year, at his press availability in New York, President Ahmadinejad served bagels and lox. [The New Yorker News Desk]
• President Clinton major-league disses Prime Minister Netanyahu. [FP The Cable]
• Peggy Noonan praises President Obama on Israel and chastises Gov. Perry. Wait, what? [WSJ]
• A new study found that younger Conservative rabbis may be more politically left than their elders, but are still staunchly pro-Israel. [Forward]
• Prominent Jewish journalist Ruth Ellen Gruber was honored by the government of Poland. [JTA]
• Israel has pledged $1 million to Auschwitz’s upkeep. Which, read the wrong way, comes off sounding pretty ironic. [AP/WP]
• The German fashion company Hugo Boss has formally apologized for its onetime ties to the Nazis. [Imprint]
• What are you doing next Wednesday? You’re watching Rush Hashanah on VH1, of course. [The Daily Swarm]
• Did Germany’s reunification in part lead to a neo-Nazi resurgence? [Jewish Chronicle]
Happy 62nd birthday to a man who is frequently mistaken for a Jew but is always accurately captured when deemed the Boss.
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