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Sundown: Eyeless in the West Bank

Plus Saban v. Stone, Amar’e’s grandma, and more

Marc Tracy
July 29, 2010
Emily Henochowicz.(Village Voice)
Emily Henochowicz.(Village Voice)

• This profile of Emily Henochowicz, the American daughter of an Israeli who lost her eye at a West Bank protest, is difficult to read and a bit politically one-sided. Still, it’s well worth your time. [Village Voice]

• Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban is trying to get Oliver Stone’s forthcoming ten-part Howard Zinn adaptation off the air. [Jewish Journal]

• Conservative by any other name? Arnold Eisen, the Jewish Theological Seminary’s chancellor, said the movement was “open” to changing its name, most likely to Masorti, or “traditional,” which is what it’s called in Israel. [Forward/JTA]

• Jason Diamond pens a moving (seriously!) tribute to his number-one childhood shiksa crush, who just so happens to be getting married this weekend. [Jewcy]

• Some detective work appears to show that, specifically, it is Amar’e Stoudemire’s maternal grandmother who is the Jewish one. Which, of course, would make him the Jewish one as well. [Just ASC]

• Speaking of which: He clarifies, “I think I might have some Hebrew Roots.” Oh, Amar’e, don’t let us down now. [@Amareisreal]

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