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Sundown: Unquiet on the Gazan Front

Plus Matisyahu goes blonde, the new ‘New Republic,’ and more

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The wreckage from today's strike in Gaza.(Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

• Airstrikes in Gaza killed four Popular Resistance Committees members. [NYT]

• A planned Pakistan-Iran natural gas pipeline would violate sanctions, but would the U.S. go up against its valuable ally in the War on Terror? Beyond the usual array of lethal drone strikes in its territory, I mean. [LAT]

• Matisyahu is apparently now rocking a “bottle-blond hairdo.” [AFP/Failed Messiah]

The New Republic, famously described by literary editor Leon Wieseltier as a Jewish version of Commentary, has a new, non-Jewish owner: 28-year-old Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. [TNR]

• Is this why M.J. Rosenberg is employed by Media Matters? [Commentary Contentions]

• Another daily magazine of Jewish life and culture catches up with ping pong great Marty Reisman. We republished Howard Jacobson’s epic profile of Reisman. [NYT]

• The New York Police Department singled out Syrian Muslims, as opposed to other Syrians (like Syrian Jews), for surveillance. [AP/San Diego Mercury News]

R.I.P. B.I.G.

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Jehudah Ben-Israel says:

Since yesterday afternoon, Israel’s time, some 80 rockets and missiles, it has been reported, have been fired from Gaza at the cities and towns in Israel, including Beer Sheva, Ashdod, G’derah, Javneh, Ofaqim and other smaller places. Does Mr. Obama understand the meaning of such weapons used by the Iran’s front troops on Israel’s boundaries once nuclear devices are loaded on them. For the Jewish citizens of Israel this is not a theoretical matter; it is rather an existential one!!

jacob arnon says:

It seems that the Gazans are trying to create a diversion for Syria’s Assad regime.

jacob arnon says:

Yehuda, yes he does understand.

Do you understand what a failed attack on Iran’s nuclear reactor would mean?

Let the US take the lead on this one.


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Sundown: Unquiet on the Gazan Front

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