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Sundown: U.S. Ambassador Takes on Syria

Plus go hug an Armenian! and more

Marc Tracy
October 28, 2010
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.(Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

• U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went on the rhetorical offensive against Syria, accusing it of meddling in Lebanese affairs and continuing to arm Hezbollah. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• Jerusalem:Ankara::Tel Aviv:Istanbul. That is the only hope for salvaging the Turkish-Israeli alliance, writes Aluf Benn. [Haaretz]

• For four miles, the Washington, D.C., Beltway also serves as an eruv. [Historian for Hire]

• A J Street poll shows that attacks on Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois), who is favored to defeat challenger Joel Pollak, have backfired among her own Jewish constituents. [J Street]

• Apropos Peter Balakian’s essay last week, today is Hug an Armenian Day. So, you know, get on that. [Facebook]

• Spook fans will love Tablet Magazine contributor Yossi Melman’s (very) inside look at how Israeli intelligence works. [Haaretz]

Don’t make Abe Foxman angry. You wouldn’t like Abe Foxman when he’s angry.

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.