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Sundown: Russian Obfuscation on Wallenberg?

Plus Brooklyn D.A. Hynes is a great goy, and more

Marc Tracy
May 29, 2012
Wallenberg's 1944 passport photo.(Wikipedia)
Wallenberg's 1944 passport photo.(Wikipedia)

• Russian security services continue to deny any cover-up in the record-keeping for famous Righteous Gentile Raoul Wallenberg. They also continue to deny full access to their archives so that others can see for themselves. [AP/Vos Iz Neais?]

• Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes is interviewed by Paul Berger about his alleged lenience toward traditionally Orthodox accused sex offenders. And, yes, I’m afraid he puns on guy/goy. [Forward]

• A profile of Bahrain’s ambassador to the United States, who is a woman and a Jew. [WP]

• Protesters tried to halt Israel’s Habima theater company’s production of The Merchant of Venice at the reconstructed Globe in London. Naturally, the show went on. [Ynet]

• Donald Duck said what in German? [Der Spiegel h/t The Awl]

• The only Israeli running for Congress faces his Republican primary in Texas today—and Eric Cantor has backed an opponent. [JPost]

Who’s getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom right now? This guy.

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