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Sundown: U.S. to Shutter Embassy in Syria

Plus, Atlanta publisher under fire, college kids for Ron Paul, and more

Stephanie Butnick
January 20, 2012

• The Obama Administration is considering closing down the U.S. embassy in Damascus by the end of the month. [Foreign Policy]

• Andrew Adler, the owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, has apologized for a column he wrote that suggested one option for Netanyahu would be to “Take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel.” The Secret Service is investigating the incident. [Forward]

• Jeffrey Goldberg responds to Glenn Greenwald. [The Atlantic]

• The Global Arts Group initiative is selling “Israel Beyond a Dream,” a new work by artist David Datuna, and will donate 25 percent of the sale to the Jewish Agency for Israel. [WSJ]

• Meet David Deerson, Jewish day-school alum and current vice president of his university’s College Libertarians group, who is voting for Ron Paul. [New Voices]

• Now, this is how to announce a new M.A. program in Jewish Cultural Arts. [From Under the Fig Tree]

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

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