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Your Daily Spiel for August 14

Matthew Weiner and the cast of Mad Men at the 67th Annual Peabody Awards. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Julia Glushko, Israel’s top-ranked female tennis player since 2015, won the $60,000 Granby National Bank Challenger tennis tournament in Granby, Que. recently. She has played Fed Cup for Israel since 2007 and is now playing doubles with her 18-year-old sister, Lina Glushko.

The Jerusalem Heritage House, a hostel in the Old City, has posted a list of “haters of Israel” who have been banned at the institution “because of crimes committed against the Jewish people.” The list includes actress Bette Midler, politician Bernie Sanders and comedian Jon Stewart.

A new trailer for writer-director Matthew Weiner’s much anticipated follow-up to Mad Men, The Romanoffs, has been released. The Amazon Prime Video anthology series will feature Amanda Peet, Paul Reiser and Mad Men alums Christina Hendricks and John Slattery.

Israel and Hamas are reportedly close to reaching a ceasefire agreement following a respite from fighting after a major flareup last week that saw the sides on the verge of a full-scale military confrontation.