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‘Homeland’ Ditches Israel; Poet Levine Wins Big

Plus Sacha Baron Cohen’s Yom Kippur service, and more in the news

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Actors Mandy Patinkin, Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at the 64th Annual Emmy Awards on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. ( Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

• The Emmy award-winning show Homeland will no longer be filming parts of their third season in Israel due to concern over a potential strike from Syria, opting for Morocco instead. Looks like Claire Danes won’t get to blow off some steam in Tel Aviv. [JTA]

• Israel’s Supreme Court invalidated a proposed amendment to the Anti-Infiltration Act that would allow the country to imprison African migrants seeking asylum in Israel for up to three years. [Haaretz]

• Former poet laureate Philip Levine was awarded the Academy of American Poets’ $100,000 Wallace Stevens lifetime achievement award. [ArtsBeat]

Jill Soloway talks to Studio 360 about her new movie, Afternoon Delight. Check out her Vox Tablet podcast here. [Studio 360]

• The Simon Wiesenthal Center has called on the Argentine Football Association’s Disciplinary Court to sanction Atlanta Football Club, a team associated with the Jewish community in Villa Crespo, for shouting racist taunts at an opposing team during a match in August. [Jerusalem Post]

• Word on Twitter is that Sacha Baron Cohen attended the same Yom Kippur service as Jewish porn stars Ron Jeremy and James Deen. So there’s that. [Twitter]

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‘Homeland’ Ditches Israel; Poet Levine Wins Big

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