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Sundown: Frenchmen Want Their -Bergs Back

Plus the post-Mubarak Mideast, and more

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.(Moshe Milner/GPO Via Getty Images)

• Many young French Jews wish to use their forefathers’ original, decidedly un-French-sounding surnames. In related news, from now on please think of me as Marc Tracovutzki. [LAT]

• A report on how the United States and Israel are preparing for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s death, which is generally expected in the not-so-distant future. [Washington Times]

• A former Nazi airport is now a park. This is basically the perfect way to explain Berlin. [LAT]

• Uri Brodsky, the alleged Mossad agent accused of fraudulently procuring a German passport for one of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh’s assassins, is appealing his extradition from Germany. [JTA]

• A Brooklyn cab driver was arrested for handing out “Kill Jews” fliers. Probably better cities—or boroughs—to do that in. [ADL]

• Spotted: Roman Polanski, chilling at his wife’s concert on Lake Geneva. [Arts Beat]

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This is interesting about the French; but wouldn’t it be -bourg, a la Serge?

Or is it the bergeosie?

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Sundown: Frenchmen Want Their -Bergs Back

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