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Sundown: Israeli Elections Likely in September

Plus the Met revises its Stein exhibit, Gorenberg on settlers, and more

by
Marc Tracy
May 02, 2012
Prime Minister Netanyahu in March.(Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images)

Prime Minister Netanyahu in March.(Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images)

Don’t forget to watch the livestream of the debate tonight between Peter Beinart and Daniel Gordis!

• Circle September 4: that’s the likely date of Israeli elections. Note that that would put them squarely in the window where, as Jeff Goldberg explains, an Israeli attack on Iran becomes much less likely. [Haaretz]

• Here’s another former top Israeli official—ex-head of intelligence for the IDF—cautioning against an attack. [JPost]

• Following outcry from Assemblyman Dov Hikind and the Anti-Defamation League, the Met’s Gertrude Stein exhibit will detail the (Jewish) collector and author’s collaboration with the Nazis in Occupied Paris. [NYDN Page Views]

• Gershom Gorenberg explains how Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government has abetted the continuation of the settlement enterprise, even where it contravenes Israeli law. [TAP]

• We may be speaking too soon in ruling out the appointment of a minister from Marine Le Pen’s party should President Nicolas Sarkozy win re-election. [French Politics]

• A report from a May Day rally that, unlike New York’s, was actually largely Communist: in Nazareth, of course. [Atlantic]

Bryan Curtis profiles a group of New York City sportswriters from back in The Day who were know as the Chipmunks. It’s amazing, and many of them, of course, were and are Jews, including Larry Merchant, seen here telling world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr., that if he were 50 years younger, he’d beat him up:

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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