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Sundown: Bibi Scores Back Home

Plus a gay Conservative rabbi, and more

by
Marc Tracy
May 26, 2011
Prime Minister Netanyahu following the joint meeting of Congress.(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

• Polls suggest the U.S. trip and the “diplomacy” therein was a gigantic political success for Prime Minister Netanyahu. [Haaretz]

• Michael Walzer has the sanest summation I’ve yet read of the past week in the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. [Dissent]

• Arthur Goldreich, a Jewish South African who heroically hid Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, died at 82. [AP/Haaretz]

• Rachel Isaacs became the first openly gay rabbi to be ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary, the main clerical school of the Conservative movement. [The Sisterhood]

• The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum applauds the arrest of suspected Serbian genocidaire Ratko Mladic. [USHMM]

• So apparently everyone always knew about DSK? [Daily Intel]

Boy, this guy can really play Tetris (be sure you fast forward to the five-minute mark).

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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