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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

by
Stephanie Butnick
December 04, 2013
Bob Dylan performing in France. (FRED TANNEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Bob Dylan performing in France. (FRED TANNEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

• Bob Dylan has been charged with inciting hate under French law for a 2012 comment in a Rolling Stone interview about Croatians. [NYT]

• Tablet contributor Daniel Estrin spotted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his apartment, stopping to help an older man take out his trash. The ensuing story is pretty remarkable. [PRI]

• That $1 million Genesis Prize Bloomberg won? He’s putting it toward efforts to promote economic development between Israelis and Palestinians. [JTA]

• Publishing titan André Schiffrin died this week at age 78. [NYT]

• A U.S. federal court awarded $70 million in compensation from Iran to five U.S. citizens injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem carried out by Hamas. [JTA]

• Finally, the “Sufganiyot Anthem” you’ve been waiting for. What would Adam Levine say?

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.