Sundown: Clooney to Rescue Nazi-Looted Art
Plus, Christie on Israel, Chavez’s Jewish opponent, and more
• George Clooney has optioned Robert Edsel’s book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, and is said to be starring in the film. [JTA]
• New Jersey governor Chris Christie, the candidate favored by GOP Jews for vice president, told AIPAC that Israel’s enemies are America’s enemies. [Weekly Standard]
• More on the controversy at Hadassah. [Forward]
• Israel’s labor union is on strike. [NYT]
• Henrique Capriles Radonski, a politician in Venezuela, intends to challenge Chavez when he runs for a third term. [Forward]
• Delta Airlines replaced the phrase “Occupied Palestinian Territories” with “Palestinian Territories” on its destination list after receiving complaints (the airline doesn’t fly to the West Bank or Gaza Strip). [JTA]
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180
WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.
I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.
We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.