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YOUR DAILY SPIEL FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 14

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Conan O'Brien speaking at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

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


Canada

Malicious Market: Nazi memorabilia was sold at an antique market in Pickering, Ont. leading the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) to lodge a complaint with Durham Police.

United States

Conan Coming: Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien announced that he will be filming an episode in Israel. He explained via tweet that he’ll be going to “help Jared Kushner” broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Israel

Bennett Berates: Naftali Bennett, a right-wing Israeli politician, became the first cabinet member to condemn the violence in Charlottesville, Va. this weekend. Bennett called on the U.S. administration to condemn the use of Nazi symbols at the white supremacist rally.

Arts & Culture

SlutWalk Anti-Semitism: SlutWalk Chicago denounced the presence of a new “Zioness group”, a progressive Jewish LGBTQ contingent, during their recent event. Among other statements made, a Palestinian activist told the crowd “you cannot be a Zionist and feminist,” before chants of “free Palestine” from the crowd began.

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Column of the Day

North Korea 2.0: Two political scientists wrote about the possibility of Iran becoming the next North Korea. Against the backdrop of increasing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, the authors concluded: “Leaders and populations around the region, especially in Israel and the Gulf states, fear that they may be watching a movie play out in East Asia that will soon be screened closer to home.”

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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.