• Marton Gyongyosi, the leader of Hungary’s Jobbik party, has asked the government for a list of Jews who pose a “national security risk.” [Reuters]
• Yasser Arafat’s body was exhumed today in Ramallah, part of an investigation into his 2004 death. [AP]
• Why Ehud Barak’s retirement is good news for settlements and bad news for a potential strike on Iran. [TNR]
• The Israeli left and right have taken the same stance on one issue: opposing Tzipi Livni’s new political party. [Jerusalem Post]
• In September, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Mahmoud Abbas at the U.N. and asked the Palestinian Authority president to drop his bid for upgraded U.N. status, scheduled for November 29. [JTA]
• Syrian warplanes bombed an olive press in the north, killing and injuring farmers and civilians there to have their olives pressed. [Haaretz]
Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.