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Daybreak: Israel’s Settlement Plan Is Not Popular

Plus Salam Fayyad speaks and looking at anti-Semitism in Boston schools

Adam Chandler
December 03, 2012
The West Bank Settlement of Shiloh(AFP)
The West Bank Settlement of Shiloh(AFP)

• They are reports that Britain and France may recall their ambassadors to Israel following Friday’s announcement that Israel would allow a committee to begin planning settlements in a controversial area of Jerusalem known as E-1. [al-Arabiya]

• David Remnick’s dispatch from the Saban Institute in Washington, D.C. includes an interview with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. [TNY]

• Gawker of all good websites rounds up the recent spate of anti-Semitic behavior at Boston area colleges. [Gawker]

• In case you were wondering, the small Mississippi town of Indianola (pop. 10,600) has a Jewish mayor (a Democrat no less), who used to run the family’s dry good store. [NYT]

• Prepping for the long month ahead? Planning to buy more PowerBall lottery tickets? Best check your Jewcy horoscope first. [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.