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🏬 Giving Up:The Simon Property Group, the nation’s biggest mall owner, has withdrawn from a $3.6 billion deal to buy the Taubman Centers.
💰 Big Bucks: The Reuben brothers, British billionaire property tycoons, have donated £80 million to Oxford University to establish a new post-graduate school.
💧 Melt Down: The rapper Ice Cube is under fire for repeatedly tweeting antisemitic images, messages and conspiracy theories.
👨💻 Taking Action:Facebook has removed nearly 200 accounts linked to two white supremacist groups that were encouraging members to exploit racial inequality protests.
👸 Royal Snub: Donors are calling for the firing of Wichita State University President Jay Golden for canceling a planned virtual speech by Ivanka Trump for the school’s graduation last week.
👊 Trump vs. Zucker: Trump‘s campaign sent CNN President Jeff Zucker a cease and desist letter demanding an apology after the cable network’s latest poll — which the campaign claims was skewed — showed Biden with a 14-point lead.
😊 Rewarding Allies: Internal GOP polling shows Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is facing re-election, is South Carolina’s most popular elected official among Republican voters due to his close relationship with President Donald Trump.
😡 Double Standard: The deputy director-general of Israel’s Health Ministry is under fire for granting special approval to billionaire Teddy Sagi to skip mandatory quarantine after returning from Cyprus.
💲Startup Nation:Israel-based automotive data service start-up Upstream Security, founded by Yoav Levy and Yonatan Appel, has secured an investment from Salesforce.
💓 Heart Beat:Israel’s Bezeq phone company is working with Magen David Adom, the country’s ambulance service, to convert thousands of empty public phone booths into defibrillator stations.
📉 Long Haul: Israeli employment officials predict it could take six years to recover from the workplace effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
🔥 Hot Take: Richard Goldberg writes in Foreign Policy that European sanctions on Israel over annexation could carry significant business risks.
📒 Take a Look: Israel’s National Library is starting the process of digitizing more than 2,500 centuries-old manuscripts from its Islam and Middle East collection.
🇨🇳🇸🇾 New Alliances: China is showing greater interest in Syria amid heightened tensions with the United States and global isolation after COVID-19.
📰 Media Watch:The Independent, the Ron Perelman-owned weekly publication on Long Island, will end its print edition after a merger with the local Dan’s Papers.
👩 Transition: Rachel Feintzeig, who covers management trends and chief executives for the Wall Street Journal, has been promoted to columnist for the paper’s Work & Life section.
🕯️Remembering: French intellectual Albert Memmi, who described himself as a “Jewish Arab,” died at age 99. Harry Glickman, founder of the Portland Trail Blazers and later general manager and president of the NBA team, died at age 96.
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