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YOUR DAILY SPIEL FOR MONDAY, JULY 24

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Jared Kushner sits in on a meeting at the Ministry of Defence in Baghdad, Iraq, April 3, 2017. CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF

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


Canada

Fearsome 50: Canada wrapped up an eventful Maccabiah Games with 50 medals. The tally put Canada around fifth overall in the overall count.

Israel

Jordanian Jockeying: A shooting at the Israeli embassy in Jordan represents, according to the BBC, “one of the most serious incidents since the two countries signed a peace treaty in 1994.” The attack led to the killing of two Jordanians and an Israeli guard being seriously wounded.

READ: THOUSANDS ATTEND FUNERAL OF FAMILY KILLED IN TERRORIST ATTACK

United States

Kushner Craziness: The investigation between the Trump Administration and Russia took an interesting turn recently with Jared Kushner. Today, Kushner reaffirmed that he “did not collude” with the foreign power. Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, is an Orthodox American Jew and has been appointed to engage in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Arts & Culture

Superhero Summer: More good news came Sunday when Warner Brothers announced at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego that a sequel to Wonder Woman will be produced. Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress, starred as Wonder Woman this summer.

Column of the Day

Rockin’ Radiohead: Arab-Israeli musician Nasreen Qadri came to the defence of Radiohead in Newsweek. Expressing her thanks to Radiohead, Qadri condemned the BDS movement.

Those who call for boycott are only trying to divide us. They are trying to shut down the music…I was lucky to be born in Israel, and I am grateful for the opportunity to build bridges of understanding.

Song of the Day

In case you haven’t had the opportunity to listen to your share of Israeli music this summer, here is one of the trending songs. It is a combination of Hebrew and Portuguese.

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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.