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Bob Dylan’s Legal Woes; A ‘Sufganiyot Anthem’

Plus spotting Bibi on the street in Jerusalem, and more in the news

How Isaac Herzog Could Tilt Israeli Politics to the Left—Even If He Won’t Be Prime Minister

By building a new center-left coalition, Labor’s new leader has an opportunity to play kingmaker and restore his party’s influence

Why Netanyahu Gave Pope Francis His Father’s History of the Spanish Inquisition

It might seem undiplomatic, but it was actually pretty clever.

Bibi Meets Pope Francis; Dreidel World Series

Plus gunfire exchanged in the Golan Heights, and more in the news

A Brief Survey of Bibi Singing

Across the years, the Israeli prime minister channels Luther Vandross

Israeli Opposition to Iran Deal Not Based on Ego

It’s based on existence

Hollande: Halt Settlements; Utah’s ‘Zion Curtain’

Plus Bibi offers now-famous U.N. interpreter a job, and more in the news

Report: Israel and Saudi Arabia Co-Planning Iran Attack

You might call this the ultimate brushback pitch

Bibi Takes His Case Against Iran Deal to Twitter

Meanwhile, there’s some optimism that a deal can be made next week

NYC ‘Knockout’ Attacks; Andy Kaufman Alive?

Plus Billy Crystal in ‘Schmuck Dynasty,’ and more in the news

Netanyahu Cancels Announced Settlement Plans

And blames his housing minister in record time

New York Times calls Bibi ‘Hysterical’ on Iran

Meanwhile, new settlement plans create a new crisis

Painting Israel as a Spoiler in the Iran Negotiations

The Guardian and others think only Israel opposes Iran nuclear deal

Bibi Addresses the JFNA General Assembly

Discusses Iran’s nuclear threat, the Pew study, and the Western Wall

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