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Sundown: Iran Is Getting Hungry

Plus the greatest referee of all time, and more

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An Iranian woman prepares a cracked wheat and chicken dish.(Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

• Iran is desperate for wheat. What do the French and Russian Revolutions have in common? They both started with bread riots … . [Reuters]

• The greatest soccer referee ever is Abraham Klein. Here is his story. [Guardian]

• If Republicans were serious about stopping Iran’s nuclear program, argues the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’ Mark Dubowitz, they would back the Obama administration on sanctions, not snipe at it. [NYT Campaign Stops]

• Former New Republic editor Frank Foer (disclosure: I am editing a book with him) was surprised, and not in a good way, to learn yesterday that Peter Beinart collected speaking fees from AIPAC while at TNR. [Politico]

• In case this wasn’t clear, as a matter of personal opinion Jeffrey Goldberg is against striking Iran’s nuclear facilities. [AL Monitor]

• Leon Wieseltier on the new Foer/Englander Haggadah. [Jewish Review of Books]

• Darth Vader’s covert Judaism. [i09]

• Ronan Farrow speaks on the subject of young Palestinians. [State Department]

• One of the last Jews of … Libya! [FP]

• A rabbi in Omaha, Nebraska, symbolically sold his chametz, like many other rabbis. But the guy who bought his chametz is richer than normal. [JTA]


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Sundown: Iran Is Getting Hungry

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