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Daybreak: Russian Missiles Arrive in Syria

Plus author Alice Walker’s upcoming gig at the 92Y rankles many

by
Adam Chandler
May 30, 2013

• The first shipment of Russia’s powerful anti-aircraft missiles have arrived in Syria following a much-condemned arms deal between Russia and embattled dictator Bashar Assad. [NYT]

• Alice Walker, who wrote The Color Purple and then refused to have it translated into Hebrew on principle, is slated to be a guest at the 92Y. Jonathan Tobin cracks his knuckles. [Commentary]

• Holocaust survivor and pioneering abortion rights activist Henry Morgentaler has died at age 90. [NYT]

• Palestinian girls aim to protest against Israel without using stones. Also one of the more incoherent stories I’ve consumed. [NPR]

• Jewcy’s newest power couple: Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun and philanthropist/activist Yael Cohen. [Jewcy]

Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.

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