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Sundown: Turkey Crowds Out Israel

Plus Russian Jews skipping town, a Russian Jew returns, and more

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Shteyngart in Moscow.(NYT)

• Turkey is conditioning missile-defense cooperation with the United States on a ban on sharing related intelligence with Israel. [Laura Rozen]

• The Haaretz journalist accused of helping Anat Kam, the reporter accused of espionage, returned to Israel for questioning and a possible indictment. [Ynet]

• Five shells were launched from Gaza, two falling inside Israeli territory. No one was injured. [JTA]

• A new Russian census will likely show a decline in the Jewish population of at least 25 percent over the past decade. [JTA]

• “The thing about Russia is that, for a satirist, it’s almost too easy,” says contributing editor Gary Shteyngart, on book tour there. [NYT]

La Patti gets the Sunday Styles treatment. God help us. [NYT]

The model for the memorable Bronx judge in Tom Wolfe’s novel Bonfire of the Vanities died at 88. Both Burton B. Roberts (the real-life judge) and Myron Kovitsky (Wolfe’s judge) were Jewish, but in the movie version, the judge is black, because when you can get Morgan Freeman …

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Daniel says:

Not just “. . . because when you can get Morgan Freeman”, but because the movie is widely acknowledged as a travesty, which was only loosely based on the book.

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