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Sundown: Um, Is That a Threat?

Plus nuclear gamesmanship, Iran and Columbia, and more

Marc Tracy
September 21, 2011

• A top Palestinian Authority spokesperson said, “The U.N. is the only alternative to violence.” Gulp. [Haaretz]

• Syria and Israel are engaged in a pissing contest about each others’ nuclear weapons programs. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• Contributing editor Joan Nathan has the remarkable story of Michael Solomonov, the chef at the Philadelphia Israeli-cuisine restaurant Zahav. [NYT]

• John Mearsheimer blurbed a book that seems to argue that some Jews exploit the Holocaust “religion.” [Harry’s Place]

• The Iranians uninvited the Columbia students to a small dinner in midtown after there was an uproar on campus. Roar, Lion, Roar! [JTA/Jewish Journal]

• The avant-garde of siddurim. [JTA]

Metamaus: the book trailer! (Is that extra-meta?)

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