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Sundown: Israeli Marriage Inequality

Plus politics Valley-style, a pro-Israel symposium, and more

Marc Tracy
January 12, 2012

• The Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the Citizenship Law essentially refuses to allow some married couples that consist of an Israeli and a Palestinian to live in Israel proper. [Haaretz]

• In a blog comment (!), Abraham Foxman appears to endorse an Israeli bill that would ban analogies to the Nazis, although he hopes it would prohibit as narrow a bandwidth of speech as possible. [NYT The Lede]

• Sherman v. Berman in Sherman Oaks gets ugly-erman. [Jewish Journal]

• A lot of public figures and writers (including me) answer the question: What does it mean to be pro-Israel today? [Moment]

• The Crimson Tide’s band announcer is a Jewish guy. Jealous I didn’t write this story. [JTA]

• One of the world’s most organ-donor-averse countries saw a steep rise in organ donations last year. [Haaretz/Forward]

George Clooney will make a feature about the recovery of European art looted by the Nazis. There has already been an excellent documentary about this called The Rape of Europa:

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