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Sundown: The Men Who Shot Fayyadism

Plus, the unkindest cut makes its way to the ballot, and more

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Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad last month.(Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

• Leon Wieseltier sums up my own feelings on who is to blame for the continued failure to make peace and for the demise of Fayyadism. [TNR]

• The initiative to ban circumcision will definitely be on San Francisco’s ballot in November. [JTA]

• I’m shocked—shocked!—to learn that dead neo-Nazi Jeffrey Hall was an abusive, wife-beating scumbag. [Oakland Tribune/LAT]

• Ruth Franklin catches (once and presumably not future TNR critic) Dale Peck writing, “if I have to read another book about the Holocaust, I’ll kill a Jew myself” in The Daily Beast. [TNR]

• Friend-of-The-Scroll Eli Valley will be the Forward’s artist-in-residence for a year. Mazel tov! [Forward]

• Should Tottenham fans continue using the semi-affectionate term “yid” to describe their beloved Spurs? More importantly, should people still care about soccer? [The Telegraph]

Jewcy premieres the trailer for a new film (by another Friend-of-The-Scroll, Joseph Dorman) about Sholom Aleichem:

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Amazing about Dale Peck, a man whose first novel was called F—ing Martin. You might have thought a Gay Writer would feel some solidarity with Jews, both communities having sustained terrible mass casualties that impact them to this day. Evidently not.

But what a precipitous decline from the lofty talents of the Coward, Wilde, Orton, etc. The man actually believes that he can pass off crude sarcasm as wit.

Marsha Roseman says:

Any Jew that votes for Obama should have his head examined. After promises that Jerusalem be undivided in 2008 when he was a candidate, he suggests in 2011 that we go back to 1967 when the Jordanians had the city and it was desecrated by the Arabs.

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Sundown: The Men Who Shot Fayyadism

Plus, the unkindest cut makes its way to the ballot, and more

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