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Sundown: Ahmadinejad Denies Jewish Link to Israel

Plus the legendary Chuck Norris to visit Israel

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert(Reuters)

• Unsurprisingly, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hadn’t been in New York for a day before he asserting that Jews have “no roots” in the Middle East. [Financial Times]

• A Jerusalem court decision to not sentence former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to jail following a charge of breach of public trust has brought about a debate in Israel about whether or not he might viably return to politics. [JPost]

• The oft-controversial group Americans for Peace Now are following in the footsteps of countless other Israel advocacy groups and setting up shop on college campuses. [Forward]

• Actor and subject of urban legend Chuck Norris, whose beard repels bullets and who can cut through a hot knife with butter, is going to make his first trip to Israel after receiving an invitation from Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Danon. [Times of Israel]

• The X Factor has a new Jewish phenom named Carly Rose Sonenclar, a 13-year-old Westchester kid and former Cozette from Les Miserables on Broadway. Jewcy has her tale. [Jewcy]

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jacob_arnon says:

Jews have stronger roots in Judea than Turks do. The Turks who conquered ancient Byzantium came there very late.

In general Jews had a presence in the Mid East when Islam wasn’t even dreamed of.

according to irans map ,iran is in asia not the middle east so iran but out of the middle east affairs

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