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EU Offers Aid for Peace Deal; Bloomberg’s Legacy

Plus Israeli soldier killed patrolling Lebanese border, and more in the news

Stephanie Butnick
December 16, 2013
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.(Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

• European Union ministers have announced they will provide “unprecedented” financial, political and security aid if an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement is reached. [Times of Israel]

• A poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, however, revealed that more than half of respondents think the peace talks will fail. [Jerusalem Post]

• The Forward breaks down the salaries of CEOs at America’s biggest Jewish non-profits. [Forward]

• After an Israeli soldier patrolling the Lebanese border was killed by a Lebanese sniper, Israeli troops returned fire, shooting two Lebanese soldiers. [Washington Post]

• Michael Bloomberg, in his last weeks as New York City mayor, is pushing through more than $12 million in real estate projects to shore up his legacy. [NYT]

• Also, there’s a Houdini museum in New York City, and for some reason we didn’t know about it until now. [Scouting NY]

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