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Daybreak: Early Elections Coming to Israel

Plus French raids on domestic terror cells yields some frightening results

by
Adam Chandler
October 10, 2012
At Press Conference Yesterday, Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu Called for Early Elections(Getty)

At Press Conference Yesterday, Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu Called for Early Elections(Getty)

• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for early elections, which will take place in the beginning of 2013, most likely in February. It’s unclear who Netanyahu’s strongest opposition will be. [Haaretz]

• In a series of raids on Islamic terror cells in France, a bomb-making lab was uncovered by French authorities. In one raid that led to a gun battle, French police killed one of the men linked to the attack on a kosher supermarket in the suburbs of Paris earlier this month. At another site, a list of French Jewish institutions was found. [NYT]

• The German government has approved a bill that would formally legalize circumcision in Germany and protect mohels from prosecution. The measure is expected to pass when voted upon by the Bundestag. [Times of Israel]

• Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, a Jewish biochemist from New York, is one of two winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Lefkowitz was honored for his “groundbreaking” work isolating a gene receptor. [JPost]

• Manhattan’s new High School of Art and Design unveiled a glass-paneled mural from Art Spiegelman, one of its most famous graduates. [NYT]

Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.

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