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Your Daily Spiel For July 13

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NBA star Draymond Green’s recent visit to Israel, where he met with President Reuven Rivlin and went to a shooting practice on a military base, sparked criticism from notable figures on the American political left, including Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King and CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Sarah Silverman’s new late night show, I Love You, America, earned Emmy nominations on Thursday. Maisel, Amazon Studios’ popular series set in a Jewish 1950s New York neighbourhood, was nominated for best comedy series. I Love You, America, got a nod in the variety sketch series category.

Star-K, a kosher-certifying agency, said it can no longer vouch for the kashrut of many beverages served at Starbucks. Star-K for years has kept a list of the drinks prepared at Starbucks that it called “kosher friendly,” but the stores were not under the certifying agency’s supervision.

The trial of two German-Canadian siblings charged with inciting hatred, stemming from their denial of the Holocaust, has begun in Munich. Alfred Schaefer, 63, and his sister, Monika Schaefer, 59, are being tried together on six counts of “incitement to hatred,” for producing and posting videos in which they denied the Holocaust.

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