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Sundown: Lapid Won’t Block Bibi Government

Plus the Pentagon reverses ban on women in combat

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• Yair Lapid, the hunky white knight whose Yesh Atid party unexpectedly won 19 seats in yesterday’s elections, told Israeli press that he would not block a coalition led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This ends speculation that he could form his own center-left coalition. [Haaretz]

• Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has reportedly decided to lift a ban on female combat troops overturning a Pentagon ban in place since 1994. [NYT]

• A throwback: The case of Chandra Levy, a 24-year-old congressional intern who was murdered in 2001, is being re-examined after new evidence may discredit previous testimony. [USA Today]

• Our own Jesse Oxfeld reviews Rob Ashford’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring tribe member and Scroll-crush Scarlet Johansson. [Observer]

• This week’s Not Your Bubbe’s Recipe series has got a Tu B’Shevat concoction that nobody’s bubbe would dream of: grape focaccia. The secret is sugar. [Jewcy]

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