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From the Big Journalism Website.(Media Matters)

Reports his friend David Frum: “A friend of theirs once took Christopher Hitchens and his wife Carol Blue to dinner at Palm Beach’s Everglades Club, notorious for its exclusion of Jews. ‘You will behave, won’t you?’ Carol anxiously asked Christopher on the way into the club. No dice. When the headwaiter approached, Christopher demanded: ‘Do you have a kosher menu?’”

• Conservative Jewish impresario Andrew Breitbart’s political Website several times borrowed images from an anti-Semitic 1930s German magazine. [Media Matters]

• An apparently secret and unprecedented European Union document urges that the body step up pressure on Israel not only for its treatment of Palestinians in the territories but also of its own Arab citizens. [Haaretz]

• Visiting Ankara, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta called for the renewal of strong ties between Turkey and Israel. [NYT]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu declined to publish an op-ed in the New York Times because, you know, the Times. [JPost]

• An Israeli techie named Rotem Guez legally changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg. Creepy! [WP]

• “Or live long enough to see yourself become a villain.” I am taken to task for advising Jews not to celebrate Christmas. [JTA]

• The closing of Filene’s provides for its own Jewish obituary. [Forward]

• Rep. Allen West, Republican of Florida, said Goebbels would be impressed with the Democrats’ propaganda. Actually he’d probably think it sucks, but anyway. [JTA]

• Shmuel Rosner on the controversial Temple Mount ramp. [NYT Latitude]

• Various deep Jewish-sports thinkers (including myself) weigh in on l’affaire Braun. [Kaplan’s Korner]

It’s this song that’s coming to mind.





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