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Sundown: Abbas Wins Backing for Talks Halt

Plus Palestinian studies at Columbia, and more

by
Marc Tracy
October 08, 2010
Columbia University.(Wikipedia)

• The Arab League backed President Abbas’s suspension of peace talks pending a freeze extension. [Haaretz]

• The IDF killed two senior Hamas operatives in Hebron, in the West Bank, drawing (eminently not-Hamas) Prime Minister Fayyad’s condemnation. [NYT]

• Our very own Liel Leibovitz chats about his new book, The Chosen Peoples. [The Jewish Star]

• Hezbollah continues to train in Syria. [Haaretz]

• Columbia University initiated a first-of-its-kind Center for Palestine Studies, co-directed by Professor Rashid Khalidi. There is little if any controversy surrounding it, although the David Project has yet to make a documentary about it. [Forward]

• If you’re in the mood for some off-color but orthodox Freudian sex advice, Bambi Shlomovich is your new girl (on) Friday. [Jewcy]

Shalom Rubashkin was convicted of massive financial fraud. So naturally he is worthy of a “We Are The World”-style tribute.

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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