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Ron Barber January 8, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona(Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Gabrielle Giffords’ former aide Ron Barber, whom the congresswoman recruited to run for her seat in congress, won the race. [NYT]

The Israel State Comptroller slammed Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak—among others—in a report today on the botched 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara. [Haaretz]

New York officials are proposing that parents be require to sign a consent waiver before the mohel can perform metzitzah b’peh, the circumcision ritual that has caused the deaths of at least two children. Apparently they didn’t need consent before? [NYT]

Rep. Bill Pascrell, who recently defeated Rep. Steve Rothman, will be having Shabbat dinner with his Republican opponent Shmuley Boteach. [Vosizneias]

New weapons are pouring into Syria. [NYT]

While old Syrian weapons are ending up in Lebanon. [JPost]





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