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YOUR DAILY SPIEL FOR FRIDAY, JULY 21

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The Lions Gate, site of clashes today between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

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


Canada

Fire Safety: Edmonton police are investigating two fires deliberately set outside of a Jewish school last weekend.

Israel

Temple Troubles: Escalating tensions on the Temple Mount continued today. Palestinians clashed with police near the Lions’ Gate following Israel’s installing metal detectors near the holy site following a terrorist attack last week that resulted in the death of two policemen. According to Ha’aretz, two Palestinians have been killed and over 190 wounded in the clashes so far.

United States

Shoah Museum: A new Holocaust museum built in Brooklyn, N.Y., is aimed at ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Europe

Star Crossed Eyes: A Dutch advertisement showing a women in a headscarf kissing a man with a kippah has stirred up controversy across The Netherlands. Designed to encourage displays of diversity, the poster has drawn the ire of many Muslims, but received some support from many prominent Jews.

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Column of the Day

Mount of Hate: Another Op-Ed by Liel Leibovitz of Tablet magazine assessing the vicious cycle of violence occurring at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Liebovitz documents Muslim religious leaders’ statements which have transformed the holy site “into a megaphone for bigotry, murder, and genocide”.

Song of the Day

Feel the Fire: The weather is looking up today and for the weekend so soak it all up with a little bit of American Jewish musician Billy Joel.

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Ari is a Masters of Global Affairs student at the University of Toronto's Munk School. Previously, he received an MA in History from Western University. Ari also blogs for The Jerusalem Post and The Times of Israel. Recently, he began a working relationship with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), an Israeli-based think-tank.