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Sundown: Polanski’s Awesome New Prison

Plus smoked meat in a pastrami town

by
Marc Tracy
December 04, 2009

• 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]

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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