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Sundown: What, Syria Bad for Human Rights?

Plus the Supreme Court takes on Jerusalem, a Jew in Hogwarts, and more

Marc Tracy
May 10, 2011
I mean, his name is Harry.(IMDB)
I mean, his name is Harry.(IMDB)

• Kuwait will likely be nominated instead of Syria to the U.N. Human Rights Council, a fairly quick-thinking decision given that Syria has not been brutally, violently, and fatally repressing its citizens for a full two months yet. [AP/WP]

• Contributing editor Seth Lipsky outlines how an upcoming Supreme Court case will address and potentially adjudicate U.S. policy on whether Jerusalem is the capital of Israel—something both this administration and the previous one resisted doing. [WSJ]

• Daniel Radcliffe (the guy who plays Harry Potter) has a Jewish mother and identifies as a Jewish atheist. You know, 50 years ago, Gryffindor wouldn’t let us in. [92Y]

• Jews … in Majorca, Spain! [NYT]

• One Eran Broshy is an alternative Dan Snyder-Simon Wiesenthal Center connection. I still prefer Tom Cruise. [Atlantic Wire]

• Abraham Foxman argues that 2008’s near-deal revealed in the Palestine Papers actually argues against a unilateral declaration of statehood. [Forward]

Sir Paul McCartney will marry Nancy Shevell, a New York Jew. Here’s hoping them happiness!

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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