Sundown: Iran Trumps Settlements
Plus Mormons are the new Jews, Avodah goes to Israel, and more
• The Iran issue has shunted the settlements issue to a very far back back-burner. But that doesn’t mean it no longer matters. [Haaretz]
• This headline has the best pun in world history. Trust me on this. [Daily Mail]
• Jew-spotting, meet Mormon-spotting. [Gawker]
• After much internal wrangling, the Jewish anti-poverty group Avodah’s trip to Israel will include a visit to the West Bank and a meeting with anti-occupation activists. [Forward]
• An excellent review traces how and why the great Jewish leftist I.F. Stone moved from a bi-nationalist to, in effect, a Zionist. [TNR The Book]
• A U.S. congressman has come under fire for employing an Orthodox man who is refusing his wife a get. When you think about it, “get” is somewhat onomatopoetic, no? [Change.org]
Pleased to say I saw this in person last night.
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