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Sundown: Iran and Qaeda in Cahoots?

Plus, Keret’s thin abode, Facebook won’t delete denial pages, and more

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The Keret House.(Fast Company)

• The U.S. Treasury Department has accused Iran of funneling money to Al Qaeda via Pakistan. Oh joy. [WP]

• Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak will be visiting his home-away-from-home—the New York-D.C. Acela corridor—tomorrow and Friday. [The Envoy]

• Facebook will not close pages that deny the Holocaust, for reasons of free speech. A survivors group has criticized the company. [JTA]

• Harold Bloom’s favorite book in the Bible is Jonah, and here he explains why. [NYRB]

• French President Nicolas Sarkozy became the first European leader to call for a two-state solution that recognizes Israel as “for the Jewish people.” [Contentions]

• The skinniest house in the world is being built in Warsaw for Tablet Magazine columnist Etgar Keret. [Fast Company]

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jacob arnon says:

“Harold Bloom’s favorite book in the Bible is Jonah, and here he explains why…”

Read the article and it was good, though not as good as his chapter on the “Hebrew Bible” in his book “Ruin the Sacred Truths.”

I’ll be waiting to read Bloom’s next forthcoming book on the Hebrew Bible of which the article above is merely a short version.

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