• Islam Yasin, a senior operative in the Gaza-based Army of Islam, was killed in an Israeli Air Force attack in Gaza City today. Yasin was reportedly plotting to kidnap Israeli tourists in the Sinai. [JTA]
• Residents of Ghajar, the disputed town on the Israel-Lebanon border, want the IDF, which is set to vacate, to stay. [Haaretz]
• Breaking: Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America likes to second-guess the behavior of teenage Jewish boys during the Holocaust. [JustASC]
• An interesting quote from Hannah Rosenthal, the Obama administration’s anti-Semitism envoy, on the connection between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. [Goldblog]
• The fall-out from Wire creator David Simon’s speech at the General Assembly, in which he complained that Jewish institutions are not doing enough to halt the “Holocaust in slow motion” in black urban communities, has been mostly (and predictably) critical. [NY Jewish Week]
• “I’m going to Graceland”? Paul Simon to release an album of Christmas jingles. [Jewcy]
And now, an ostrich and a baby giraffe playing tag.
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.