Sundown: Senator Mort Zuckerman?
Plus Palestinian Na’vi, the archaeological is political, and more
• Billionaire media and real estate mogul Mortimer Zuckerman is considering a run for Kirsten Gillibrand’s U.S. Senate seat from New York. Though a Democrat, he would probably run as a Republican or independent. The owner of the New York Daily News, Zuckerman is a major pro-Israel activist; he used to chair the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. [NYT]
• How a right-wing settlers group has used an archaeological dispute to solidify Jewish presence in an area of East Jerusalem. [Time]
• Check out this excerpt from Farm 54, a new graphic novel about growing up in rural 1970s Israel. [Words Without Borders]
• No way we can top this headline: ‘Man Broke Into Synagogue Dressed Up in the Rabbi’s Clothes and Stole Booze.’ [CBS 12/Vos Iz Neias?]
• Police in the Jewish areas of the West Bank receive “abusive” calls from Palestinians. 30,000 to 40,000 of them. Per month. [JPost]
• Palestinians protesting the West Bank settlement barrier have taken to painting themselves blue in reference to Na’vi, the cruelly colonized creatures in the movie Avatar. [AP/HuffPo]