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Today’s News: Further On Up The Road

Plus a $200M fraud hits Lakewood, a maybe-march into Gaza, and more

Marc Tracy
December 30, 2009

• The Israeli Supreme Court ordered a West Bank highway to be opened to most Palestinian drivers. [NYT]
• A Lakewood, New Jersey, Orthodox man is the target of a $200 million fraud lawsuit, according to court papers. The plaintiffs are several Orthodox real estate investors who allege they were specifically targeted as part of an “affinity fraud.” [The New York Jewish Week]
• Tablet Magazine contributing editor Jeffrey Goldberg weighs in with an interesting take on Obama’s anti-Semitism envoy and her controversial comments. [The Atlantic]
• Over 1,000 people, including Holocaust survivor and activist Hedy Epstein, gathered in Cairo to prepare a ‘Cast Lead’ anniversary March into Gaza. But Egypt says it will not open the Rafah crossing for them. [NYT]
• Eugene Zinn, a survivor of Auschwitz who near the end of his life lectured frequently about his experience, died at 85. [LAT via Vos Iz Neias?]

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