• Accused child-rapist and Holocaust survivor Roman Polanski was released from a Swiss jail to a condition of house arrest as he awaits potential extradition to the United States. The “house” in question is a stunningly beautiful ski chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland. [AP]
• Elliott Broidy, a California money manager whose main fund invested mostly in Israeli companies, pleaded guilty to a felony charge related to alleged bribery of former New York Comptroller Alan Hevesi. [WSJ]
• A bipartisan group of congressmen wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking the administration to work through the United Nations to more fully disarm Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. [JTA]
• Following up on its New York-Montreal bagel comparison, the New York Times’s City Room blog profiles a new Brooklyn eatery that specializes in smoked meat, a pastrami-like Jewish delicacy from Montreal. [City Room]
• The strange tale of a 114-year-old former Mossad agent. [Vos Iz Neias]