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Sundown: Blair Steps Up for Israel

Plus, they are women, hear them chant, and more

by
Marc Tracy
August 25, 2010
Quartet envoy Tony Blair yesterday (with Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni).(Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Quartet envoy Tony Blair yesterday (with Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni).(Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

• Tony Blair, the envoy for the direct talks-sponsoring Quartet, blasted delegitimization of Israel and praised Israelis’ “openness, fairmindedness, and creativity.” [JPost]

• Rabbi Avraham Bronstein, of the Hampton Synagogue, has a nuanced take on the new, unavoidable relationship between Jewish Zionists and Christian Zionists. [… VaAni B’Sof HaMizrach]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu will be roughing it to some extent when he arrives in Washington, D.C., next week: Foreign Ministry workers are on strike. [JPost]

• Meet the newly announced Six Points Fellows: Nine emerging Jewish artists to watch. [Jewcy]

• Why the Park51 affair is important, no matter whether it ever actually gets built. [Jonathan Chait]

• Advocacy group Women of the Wall collected photographs of women around the world reading from the Torah. [Sisterhood]

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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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