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Sundown: Iceland To Recognize Palestinian State

Plus, election day in Egypt, El Al ‘ambassadors,’ and more

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• Iceland’s parliament passed a resolution recognizing a Palestinian state with 1967 borders. [AP/Reuters]

• It’s looking like the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party will win Egypt’s first post-Mubarak democratic election, reports Tablet contributor Eric Trager from Cairo. [The New Republic]

• Israeli airline El Al has instituted an ambassadors program, which has (attractive) flight attendants meeting with the public during their time in the U.S. between flights. [JTA]

• Jeffrey Goldberg argues that along with liberty, the Arab Spring has brought about an increase in anti-Semitism in countries like Libya, Syria, and Egypt. [Bloomberg]

• Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest known Holocaust survivor, turned 108 on Nov. 25. Happy Birthday! [JTA]

• Natalie Portman finally gets her own stamp. [Jewcy]

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Hurray for Iceland.

Jules would probably celebrate if and when Israel is destroyed.

My great-grandfather’s grave (he lived in Jerusalem during the Ottoman control of the city) on the Mt. of Olives cemetery was desecrated and destroyed by the Jordanians when they had control of Jerusalem between 1948 – 1967. My ancestors where subject to the pogrom in Hebron at the end of the 1920’s. So I do not celebrate Iceland’s actions.

It seems that Jules hates Israel and the Jewish people. So his celebration of Iceland’s action is understandable.


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