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

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

By Stephanie Butnick|November 18, 2013 12:58 PM


• While on his high-profile visit to the region, French President Francois Hollande says Israel must halt settlement construction and the Palestinians need to soften their stance on right of return in order for peace negotiations to work. [Times of Israel [1]]

• The now-famous U.N. interpreter who didn’t realize her mic was on as she wondered aloud [2] why there were so many resolution against Israel and so few against other countries has an open offer from Benjamin Netanyahu to work in Israel. [JTA [3]]

• Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is spearheading efforts to stop Internet gambling. Regular gambling is totally cool though. [Washington Post [4]]

• Stuyvesant High School’s resident overachievers Jack and David Cahn are back [6] with a feature in New York, in which the least surprising thing we learn is that they hated summer camp (too much free time). [New York [7]]

• An accidental fire damaged a kosher meat processing plant in Iowa. [JTA [8]]

• Because you always wanted to know what a Zion Curtain was. (H/T @estherbreger [9]) [NYT [10]]

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