Elsewhere: Ostreicher escape mystery, Jordan’s Dead Sea, boycott critique critique


How did Ostreicher escape?: The Bolivian government and the family of Jacob Ostreicher, the Brooklyn businessman jailed without charge in the South American country, are telling two very different stories of how he escaped. (N.Y. Times)

The wrong boycott critiques: The American Studies Association’s decision to boycott Israeli educational institutions is wrong, but not for the reasons critics say, writes Peter Beinart. (Daily Beast)

Feeling victimized: American Jewish conservatives see the Jewish community as under threat and themselves as victims, writes Marc Tracy. (New Republic)

Dead Sea’s other side: German Jewish writer Tuvia Tenenbom visits the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea and probes a dermatologist for his views on Israel. (Forward)

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