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Sundown: Drew the Jew?

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Drew Barrymore with her fiancé Will Kopelman. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

• Awesome things about Drew Barrymore converting: Adam Sandler’s involvement; the prospect of the scion of America’s great WASP acting family becoming a Jew; it makes E.T. that much more Jewish. [NY Daily News]

• Gal Beckerman catches the Times continuing to serve as a daily magazine of Jewish life and culture. [Forward]

• Eric Alterman sets the current debate over what is proper discourse about Israel in its historical context. Conclusion: The right has always tried to police what the left can say (though he is against “Israel-firster”). [The Nation]

• Jennifer Rubin has a smart post on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s successful playing of Israeli politics and President Obama’s unsuccessful attempt to derail Bibi’s plans. [WP Right Turn]

• Rep. Barney Frank, Democrat of Massachusetts, will be made an honest man of by his longtime partner. [JTA]

• Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Epstein on Welcome Back Kotter, died at 60. [Newark Star-Ledger]

• Senior editor Matthew Fishbane discusses his article on the imperiled Jews of Venezuela.

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So if you believe in honest government, you ought to support gay marriage.

Alterman’s piece is a perfect example of when to stop taking a writer seriously. Alterman claims the IAEA does not think that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, yet Yukiya Amano, head of IAEA was quoted not 10 days ago as sayng “What we know suggests the development of nuclear weapons,”(http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/19/us-nuclear-iran-iaea-idUSTRE80I0M820120119) Marc Tracy needs to do some critical thinking before rote posting of bad analysis.

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