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Sundown: Gingrich Expounds on the Palestinians

Plus Christie is the top bridesmaid, 100 Jewish films visually, and more

by
Marc Tracy
December 09, 2011
Newt Gingrich yesterday.(John W. Adkisson/Getty Images)

Newt Gingrich yesterday.(John W. Adkisson/Getty Images)

• Newt Gingrich called the Palestinians an “invented people” (which is basically true and also beside the point and true of just about every other “people”) and aligned his foreign policy with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s. [The Jewish Channel/Ben Smith]

• New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie put on a very successful audition for running mate at the Republican Jewish Coalition confab. [WP Right Turn]

Amazing graphical look at our 100 Greatest Jewish Films list. [Jewcy]

• One of the most important Palestinian health-care providers has been arrested by the Israelis. [ePalestine]

• Want to declaw your cat in Israel? You could face a year of jail time. [Discover]

• The case for The Empire Strikes Back: greatest Jewish film. [David Klion]

• What would a divided Jerusalem look like? Like, literally look like? [Atlantic Cities]

• A Jewish retired FBI agent disappeared in Iran five years ago, and no one’s really sure who’s holding him. [AP]

• The Forward’s annual Jewish communal leaders survey. [Forward]

• The co-editor of the disaffiliated YU Beacon resigned. [New Voices]

It’s funny and telling that J Street is sending this Daily Show clip around:

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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