Malcolm McLaren.(Telegraph)
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Sundown: Jewish Majority Approves of Obama

Plus Smith v. Rosenberg, Packer v. Ramadan, and more

by
Marc Tracy
April 09, 2010
Malcolm McLaren.(Telegraph)

• President Obama’s approval rating among American Jews is 57 percent, according to an American Jewish Committee poll. 55 percent approve of his Israel policy. [Ben Smith]

• Mideast columnist Lee Smith responds to profile subject Dalia Mogahed (and to M.J. Rosenberg, who criticized him). [Jeffrey Goldberg]

• There have indeed been discussions, but “no decision” on an Obama administration-scripted peace plan, said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Jim Jones. [Laura Rozen]

• Is the U.S. denying visas to Israeli nuclear scientists, as Maariv reported? No, says the State Department. [Ben Smith]

• George Packer’s take on last night’s panel, in which he participated. (Thanks for the link!) [Interesting Times]

• Malcolm McLaren, the half-Jewish Sex Pistols manager and important punk figure, died at 64. [Jewish Journal]

Anarchy in the U.K.!

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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