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Sundown: Boat Bound for Gaza

Plus Zuckerman the speechwriter, and more

by
Marc Tracy
July 13, 2010
Mort Zuckerman.(Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Mort Zuckerman.(Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

• The Israeli navy has radioed the Libyan-sponsored ship heading from Greece to Gaza, urging it to change course. “It will not reach Gaza,” said an IDF spokesperson. [NYT]

• Mort Zuckerman says he helped write one of President Obama’s speeches. It isn’t a very credible claim. [Ben Smith]

• Jerusalem was named Travel + Leisure’s “Best City” in the Middle East/Africa region. [Travel + Leisure]

• Brooklyn kosher fish company Dagim is donating 2500 portions of fish to New York’s Masbia kosher soup kitchens. [WSJ]

• David Berkowitz, a.k.a. the Son of Sam, who became a born-again Christian in jail two decades ago, has gained many admirers in the evangelical world. [NYT]

• Prompted by last week’s Times article, J Street has called for a U.S. Treasury investigation into pro-settler charities. [JTA]

My favorite Seinfeld Steinbrenner scene. Although, as Queens residents, wouldn’t the Costanzas be Mets fans?

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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