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Daybreak: After Attacks, Israeli Filmmaker Hides

Plus Mark Zuckerberg says he’s disappointed in Facebook’s showing on Wall Street

by
Adam Chandler
September 12, 2012
Libyan Attacker Outside the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi(AFP)

Libyan Attacker Outside the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi(AFP)

● Filmmaker Sam Bacile, a self-described “Israeli Jew,” has gone into hiding after his film–promoted by Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones–sparked riots in Egypt and Libya that led to the death of four diplomatic staff members, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. [Haaretz]

● In his first public interview since his company Facebook went public on Wall Street, CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed his disappointed in the poor performance of Facebook stock. [NYT]

● Dan Diker, the Secretary General of the World Jewish Congress, writes that compensating Jewish refugees who fled or were expelled from Arab countries following the founding of Israel should be a core issue of the peace process. [Times of Israel]

● The Zionist Organization of America lost its tax-exempt status after failing to file tax returns in a timely manner. It was reported that the ZOA has not filed its taxes in three years. [JTA]

● James Downie writes on restoring the concept of citizenship in the United States after Americans pause to remember September 11th. [WaPo]

Israeli Vice Premier Silvan Shalom tops the Forbes list of wealthiest Israeli politicians. Barak and Bibi came in third and sixth respectively. [JPost]

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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