The job of defense minister is seen as Israel's second-most powerful post. And now it's in the hands of a man often described as "impulsive" and "ultranationalist." Avigdor Lieberman was sworn in on Monday.
The US editor for Israeli daily Ha’aretz says the hard-right defense minister isn't all that different from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, but "his bark may turn out worse than his bite."
Director Laszlo Nemes needed a Yiddish speaker to translate the dialogue and train the actors who would be reenacting the Auschwitz death camp in the film "Son of Saul." Ironically, that man spends most of his days preserving everything about Yiddish that isn’t about the Holocaust.