Sundown: Rights Council To Probe Flotilla

Plus what Mad Mel said now, and more

By Marc Tracy|July 23, 2010 5:30 PM

• The United Nations Human Rights Council appointed a three-person team to investigate the flotilla raid. [Haaretz [1]]

• Mel Gibson reportedly told the mother of his child, “I want Jew blood on my hands.” 13th-century Englishmen reported relief that Gibson has found a new target. [Huff Po [2]]

• The 50 Most Influential Female Rabbis in America (only six appeared [3] on Newsweek’s list of the 50 most influential rabbis). My personal congratulations to Avis Miller, whose High Holiday sermons were not to be missed. [Forward [4]]

• A reader writes in to contributing editor Jeff Goldberg: “You and your psychopathic friends at tablet magazine and commentary and aipac are criminally responsible for the actions of the israeli government.” Commentary running things? That strunz? [6] Not in this life. [Jeffrey Goldberg [7]]

• Old-school sportswriter Vic Ziegel—he covered baseball, boxing, and the ponies for New York’s Post and Daily News—died at 72. [NYT [8]]

• Palestinian nationalism, via the Guinness Book of World Records. [IHT [9]]

The video below promotes a Brazilian megachurch’s planned $200 million, 10,000-seat replica [10] of the Temple—yes, as in Solomon’s Temple—in São Paulo. It is quite creepy.

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