• The Spanish foreign minister announced his country will press for Palestinian statehood when it takes over the E.U. presidency on January 1st. [JTA]
• A Chabad-sponsored menorah at an entrance to Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park has prompted a heated discussion on the legality of religious displays on city property. [NYT]
Newsweek’s ace investigative reporter Michael Isikoff asked Attorney General Eric Holder at a holiday party why his Department of Justice had only five lit candles (plus the shamash) on Hanukkah’s sixth night. [Vos Iz Neias?]
• The anonymous buyer of a Rembrandt for over $33 million last week turns out to be casino mogul Steve Wynn (né Weinberg). He once accidentally put his elbow through a $48 million Picasso. [NYT]