Elsewhere: Bedouins becoming Palestinian, rabbi’s health crisis, updating Sandler’s song

Bedouins into Palestinians: The protests over the Israeli government’s plan to relocate Bedouin residents of unrecognized villages highlighted many Bedouins’ increasing identification with the Palestinian cause. (Tablet)

Israel alone: With America disengaging from the Middle East, and the conflict with the Palestinians hindering closer ties with Sunni countries, Israel faces Iran alone, writes Ephraim Sneh. (Ynet)

Talking Israel in a mosque: The Israeli writer Yossi Klein Halevi recounts his visit to a Los Angeles mosque where he spoke about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Times of Israel)

Near-death experience: A rabbi’s harrowing health crisis gives him a new perspective on life. (Washington Post)

‘Chanukah Song’ update: The magazine gives Adam Sandler’s beloved “Chanukah Song” an updated array of boldface names. (People)

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