Elsewhere: Bacall’s closet identity, criticizing Israel in Berlin, lone soldier girls

Miriam Moster

Bacall’s closet identity: Although close friends knew she was Jewish, the glamorous Hollywood star didn’t go public with her background for decades, due to early experiences with anti-Semitism. (Forward)

Criticizing Israel in Berlin: Germany’s history and its strong hate-speech laws make its leaders particularly skittish about anti-Israel protests devolving into anti-Semitism, Anna Altman writes. (N.Y. Times)

Lone soldier girls: One-third of non-native Israelis serving in the IDF are female, and women made up half of those on a recent flight for new recruits making aliyah. (N.Y. Jewish Week)

Support both sides’ moderates: Western democracies can help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by not being pro-Israel or pro-Palestine, but “pro-moderation, pro-democracy, pro-peace, pro-reconciliation, pro-humanity,” Mohammad S. Dajani Daoudi writes. (Defense One)

UK Labor Party and Israel: With his opposition to Operation Protective Edge, Britain’s Labor leader Ed Miliband has annoyed the pro-Israel community, Liam Hoare writes. (Times of Israel)

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