Your daily spiel for Friday, April 28

Your daily spiel for Friday, April 28

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Larry David as Bernie Sanders on 'Saturday Night Live' SCREENSHOT
Larry David as Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live SCREENSHOT

Your Daily Spiel is The CJN’s daily roundup of trending stories in the Jewish world.


Holocaust ad draws harrumphs: A Holocaust Remembrance Day ad that ran in publications like the National Post drew a flurry of controversy on social media this week.

Zionism an OK punching bag: Gil Troy’s latest column looks at the ‘Andrew Potter affair’ from what he says is a Zionist lens. He argues that at McGill and elsewhere nowadays, Israel and Zionism are, unlike other targets deemed vulnerable minorities, considered acceptable “punching bags.”

Holocaust-denying French politician already out: Remember yesterday, when it was reported the guy who temporarily took Marine Le Pen’s place heading the far-right National Front party denied aspects of the Holocaust? Well, he’s out. Jean-François Jalkh was replaced today by Steeve Briois.

Palestinians supporting prison hunger strikes hurt: Six Palestinians were wounded in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank today, connected to a so-called day of rage held in solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli prisons.

Millennial’s Curb: Misanthropes the world over (or just, like, here in North America) will be delighted to hear that Larry David’s 23-year-old daughter, Cazzie, heretofore famous for her Instagram account, has released a four-episode Web series. Update: I did everyone a favour and watched the first episode and it’s pretty meh. See for yourself?