Tablet Magazine will be dark Monday for Memorial Day and Shavuot.
• Welcome to Abraham Foxman, who appears to have commented on Rachel Shukert’s article today. [Tablet Magazine]
• Looks like Egypt will have the choice of Mohammed Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, or Ahmed Shafik, of the Mubarak regime, in the presidential election’s second and final round next month. Plus ça change. [NYT]
Prime Minister President caudillo Putin will visit Israel in June. [Ynet]
• WHICH gossip columnist was worked over in order to note that Peter Jay omitted mention of Carl Bernstein in a review of the new book about Ben Bradlee? … It’s suggested the reason is that Bernstein slept with Jay’s wife while he himself was married to Nora Ephron. [Page Six]
• Germans are chronically unhappy. Cue the violins. [Der Spiegel]
• They also like Israel less. Maybe if they smiled more. [JTA]
• In parts of Gary Ackerman’s and Anthony Weiner’s old districts, voters care a lot about Israel, and the Times is on it. Seriously, though, who knew Grace Meng graduated from Cardozo Law? [NYT]
• The best Berman v. Sherman article yet! [The Atlantic]
• Here’s what one fellow has to say about a new proposed law in Quebec that would restrict students’ right to free association. [Translating the printemps érable]
• Maccabi Tel Aviv won its 50th basketball championship. [Arutz Sheva]
Happy Memorial Day.