Muammar Gaddafi last year.(Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)
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Sundown: Here Comes the Ambassador

Plus Gaddafi the Jew, Reconstructionism goes mainstream, and more

Marc Tracy
February 22, 2011
Muammar Gaddafi last year.(Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)

• Dan Shapiro, a top administration national security aide, will be nominated to be the United States’s next ambassador to Israel. [Laura Rozen]

• Gaddafi is unwilling to go. Time to recall that one of his sons is actually all Western-y. [WP]

• Oh, and Gaddafi is technically Jewish. Wait, what? [Israel Today]

• French-Israeli law professor sues for criminal libel for a slightly negative book review. One defendant, NYU Professor Joseph Weiler, is a pretty fascinating guy. [NYT]

• The two main bodies governing Reconstructionist Judaism in America will merge. Sell-outs. [JTA]

• This piece goes on and on about how unutterably different Reps. Anthony Weiner and Jason Chaffetz are from each other, without mentioning a certain crucial similarity! [NYT]

(Summer tour!)

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