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Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Thursday, March 8, 2012

"GOP to Nominate Netanyahu": Not the Onion, but Purim

The headline would be expected from The Onion: "GOP to nominate PM [Netanyahu] as US Presidential Candidate." Nor is it April Fool's Day, but it is Purim.

On a more serious Purim note, Marsha B. Cohen takes on Netanyahu's gift of the Book of Esther to Obama: "When Bad History Makes Bad Policy."

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