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• The European Union plans to call for the establishment of East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, and has implied that it would accept a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood; Israel warns that such a move would harm the E.U.’s ability to act as a “significant mediator” in the conflict. [Haaretz]
• Hezbollah’s leader says the group will continue to develop its weaponry in preparation for a potential fight with Israel. [AP]
• Leaders of a cloistered Orthodox community in New Jersey have emerged to voice fervent opposition to same-sex marriage. [AP]
• Reflecting on some recent issues involving Jewishness in England, Roger Cohen says: “I still believe the greatest strength of America, its core advantage over the old world, is its lack of interest in where you’re from and consuming interest in what you can do.” [NYT]





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