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Sundown: Senate Threatens P.A.

Plus ‘Foreskin Man’ creator speaks, and more

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Sen. Ben Cardin, (Jewish) Democrat from Maryland, one of the bill’s sponsors.(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

• The U.S. Senate passed a largely symbolic resolution (with 87 co-sponsors) tying the Palestinian Authority’s financial assistance to its pursuing statehood at the United Nations. [Haaretz]

• Great interview with Matthew Hess, the intactivist and Foreskin Man writer. He denies the strip is anti-Semitic. [Heeb]

• New software is thought to be able to reveal what parts of the Torah were written by “priestly” and “non-priestly” authors. It has not yet figured out whether HaShem wrote it, though. [AP/WP]

• Britain was embarrassed today when it came to light that an Israeli Arab activist banned from the country had been let in (he will now be deported). Israel accuses him of covertly fundraising for Hamas. [AP/WP]

• The American Values Network has launched an ad campaign challenging conservative leaders to adopt either Jesus or Ayn Rand—but not both. One Jew per person! [CNN]

• Joseph Hochstein, who helped found and then published and edited Washington Jewish Week for 20 years, died at 77. [JTA]

Oxford Style Guide drops the oxford comma. This is bad, stupid, and wrong.

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jacob arnon says:

The Ayn Rand story is funny.

Can I chose another Jew as “my Jew?”

If yes I’ll pick Justice Brandeis and other Jews like him.

So neo-Nazi Matthew Hess feels he’s being discriminated against because he’s blonde? Is he f–ing serious?

He is utterly unapologetic. The references to the blonde hair were exclusively owing to the fact that in the context of battling the Jewish grotesques he portrays, the heroic imagery was completely consonant with Nazi propaganda. For him to portray this as an attack on his German heritage after the antisemitic filth he published is repellent.

Make no mistake; this guy is the genuine article and he needs to be recognized as such.

Need it be said that the identification of blonde hair with the Nazis was the Nazis’ choice? And that if Jews had an issue with blonde hair, half the actors in post-war Hollywood would not have had careers?

Suggested correx: THEY HATE US BECAUSE WE’RE BLAND

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Sundown: Senate Threatens P.A.

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