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Sundown: Accused Orthodox Abusers Get Cover

Plus Kazakh minister praises Borat, and more

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• There is no special exception under which alleged child molesters have their identities protected … unless you’re an Orthodox Jew in Brooklyn. [Forward]

• The case for unilateral withdrawal. [NYT]

• Even if Stuart Chaifetz isn’t Jewish (although what are the chances?), we still love him: he learned teachers were bullying his autistic son by wiring his son, and now those teachers will (hopefully) pay. [Gawker]

• An ESPN Mixed Martial Arts correspondent has a book called The Protocols of Zion prominently displayed on his bookshelf. Oh well as long as it’s not of the Elders of Zion, we’re cool. [Deadspin]

• “I am grateful to Borat for helping to attract tourists to Kazakhstan,” said Kazakhstan’s foreign minister. Apparently he’s in on the joke. [Eurasianet]

• Today is Yom HaZikaron—Israeli Memorial Day. [AP/Vos Iz Neias?]

Sen. Orrin Hatch will face a primary contender, which is somewhat big news. Can’t … resist … posting

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ginzy1 says:

The case for unilateral withdrawal.

Yup. That worked just great in the past.

If there is anyone in Israeli public life
who has lost any semblance of credebility
it’s Ami Ayalon… along with Yossi Beilin.

J’lem / Efrata (Brooklyn, this week)


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