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Sundown: Murdoch and Israel

Plus, Beck moves march, Mossad among the sheep, and more

by
Marc Tracy
July 19, 2011
Rupert Murdoch late last week.(Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Rupert Murdoch late last week.(Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

• Jewish leaders are watching the Rupert Murdoch scandal—pie and all—unfold with concern, because his media outlets around the world are reliable pro-Israel voices. [JTA]

• Glenn Beck is moving his “Restoring Courage” rally next month in Jerusalem from the Temple Mount to an as-yet-determined location; having it at the Temple Mount is seen as making him an assassination target and also as gratuitously provocative and tasteless, although he only cited the former reason. [Huff Post]

• When an earthquake hit New Zealand earlier this year, it killed 181 people, three of them Israeli. One of them, according to a new report, was in Mossad. [Haaretz]

• Jeff Goldberg says Michele Bachmann loves Israel not wisely but too well. [Bloomberg Views]

• Michael Walzer visits Hebron. [Dissent]

• Jason Diamond apologizes for having inadvertently worked for the international campaign to delegitimize the Jewish state. [Jewcy]

Oh yes, there is a new Beastie Boys video. (And, oh yes, Spike Jonze directed it.)

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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