Sundown: The Post-Oslo Peace Process
Plus Palestinian hunger-striker gravely ill, the ‘Times of Israel,’ and more
• Ari Shavit calls for “new-peaceniks” to abandon the Oslo paradigm and instead work with the international community to trade most of the land for a demilitarized Palestinian state. [Haaretz]
• Khader Adnan, a Palestinian man arrested in the West Bank and detained without charge, is apparently on death’s door following a (ongoing) 61-day hunger strike. Israel claims he is a member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. [NYT The Lede]
• Who will replace outgoing World Bank head Robert Zoellick? The most likely Jews are Lawrence Summers, Stanley Fischer (!), and Robert Rubin. [NYer Rational Irrationality]
• A Russian-born Israeli author is publishing his new collection of short stories on Facebook. [Electric Literature]
• Highly amusing digression on the honorary degrees Poland’s Jagellonian University has awarded to Jews. [NYRB]
In the heavily Haredi town of Bnei Brak, they do weddings right. Amazing photos.
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