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Sundown: Nuclear Musical Chairs

Plus the Simon Wiesenthal Center is your mother, and more

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Wrong seat, bro.(Turtle Bay)

• N.B. to the Iranian diplomat who sat in Israel’s seat at the International Atomic Energy Agency: don’t pick up the USB drive that was on the chair. [Turtle Bay]

•In the latest kerfuffle regarding the planned Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance, the architects are threatening to quit because the Simon Wiesenthal Center was “nagging them to death.” These just write themselves. [JTA/Jewish Journal]

• Fascinating article on Qatar, which is tiny, and a monarchy, yet in many ways liberal, and yet able to project power, and also supportive of Hamas. [NYRB]

• The Coen Brothers are doing a TV comedy about a private detective in Hollywood. SPOILER ALERT: at one point, a bunch of money falls into the wrong hands. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• I didn’t see anything as ugly as this; the closest was a prima facie innocuous quote attributed to Henry Ford. But, yes, when you get a bunch of ragtag lefties together, much as when you get a bunch of ragtag right-wingers together, a few of them are probably going to be anti-Semites. (Not that that’s okay!) [The Corner]

• The Milwaukee Brewers play the decisive fifth game of their divisional series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday evening. Do not expect Ryan Braun to Koufax. [Kaplan’s Korner]


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Jed S-A says:

More to the point, why is his Jewishness being taken at face value when the guy also said he was White, Puerto Rican, and African American?

Charles C.W. Cooke didn’t believe that the guy actual was White, Puerto Rican, Jewish and African-American but his Jewishness is taken as correct?

Sandy Weill gives hundreds of millions of dollars to Weill Cornell Medical Center, in part to support expansion into Qatar, and yet they still support the Palestinian death cult.

From the FT, in 2007:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/64281b0a-19d9-11dc-99c5-000b5df10621.html#ixzz1a3OncqcH

“The college’s biggest international operation is the Weill Cornell Medical College in Doha, Qatar, which opened six years ago. Since then other US universities have set up or are in the process of setting up in Qatar, such as Texas A&M, Carnegie Mellon, George town and Northwestern.

Mr Weill said it was the first US medical college to open a campus overseas offering US degrees. “It really has helped bridge the cultural differences between the Muslim world of the Middle East and the rest of the world and created trust in each other,” he said.”

Of course, I suppose the aforementioned counts for nothing, given that Sandy Weill is an irredeemable Wall Street plutocrat. And a Jew, to boot.

Hee, love the verb “to Koufax.”

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