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Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist (second right) with Hitler.(sueddeutsche.de )

• Reports say Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told Yair Lapid that if his Yesh Atid party doesn’t agree to join his coalition this afternoon, Netanyahu will be commence negotiations with the ultra-Orthodox parties. This will ruin a ton of opinion pieces from the last few weeks. [JPost]

• J.J. Goldberg writes on why Israel is pushing so hard for the release of Jonathan Pollard now. [Daily Beast]

• Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, believed to be the last living conspirator in a plot to kill Adolf Hitler during World War II, has died at age 90. [NYT]

• Jason Diamond reviews the new PBS American Masters documentary on Philip Roth, which will air later this month. [Forward]

• Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is reportedly set to compete in the Maccabiah Games, which is good news for the Games and bad news for her competition. [JTA]





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