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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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