Daybreak: Israel Would Talk To Syria

Plus a school war in N.Y., and more in the news

Israel, Syria Ready to Re-start Talks

Except there’s no agreement on preconditions, or on potential mediator

Claude Levi-Strauss Dies

French-Jewish founder of structuralism was 100

The End of the Affair

In a book on the Dreyfus Affair, writer-lawyer Louis Begley offers a 21st-century J’accuse

Ringleader Gets Life

For murder of French Jew, but accomplices get off easy

Daybreak: Israel Forgives, British Jews Don’t

Vandalism, a troublesome comparison, and more from the news

Euros Pressure Bibi

To get with the peace program

It’s a Small World

Albert Kahn’s 100-year-old photography project brought humanity into focus

Brother’s Keeper

Philippe Grimbert pretended he had an older sibling. The macabre reality was not far off.

Great Pretenders

In Romain Gary’s family, invention was the necessity of mother and son

Resistance Fighter

In her new novel, Tatiana de Rosnay challenges France’s hero complex

French Press

American novelist Jonathan Littell has snared France’s top literary prizes

Behind the Legend

A new biography of Irène Némirovsky reveals an author less saintly than her current readers might like to believe

School Ties

Jacques de Lacretelle won praise when he wrote in Dreyfus’ shadow, but today his portrait of a prep-school peer looks grotesque.

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