Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech on June 5, 2013, at the Knesset.(GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Sundown: Netanyahu Rejects PA Demands

Plus Kerry delays Israel trip, Hasidim for Bikes in Williamsburg, and more

by
Stephanie Butnick
June 10, 2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech on June 5, 2013, at the Knesset.(GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected demands for a settlement freeze, the Palestinian Authority’s preconditions for renewing peace talks. [Times of Israel]

• John Kerry pushed back his trip to Israel, scheduled for this week, to attend White House strategy sessions on Syria. [JTA]

• South Williamsburg’s ‘Hasidim for Bikes’ group is pushing for the installation of Citi Bike kiosks in their neighborhood. [DNAinfo]

• The trial of five of Bernard Madoff’s former business associates will last at least five months. The best part of this is the helpful parenthetical MAY’-dawf. [AP]

• And you thought you liked Girls. One superfan is getting a tattoo of a phrase from the show, handwritten by Lena Dunham. [Jewcy]

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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