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Daybreak: Etan Patz Killer Found?

Plus African immigrants attacked in Tel Aviv, and more in the news

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Etan Patz.(ABC News)

• A New Jersey man named Pedro Hernandez was taken into custody this morning on suspicions related to the Etan Patz case. This could be it. [NYDN]

• There was more or less a race riot against Sudanese immigrants in southern Tel Aviv last night, with the rioters’ sentiments vaguely backed even by some politicians. [Haaretz]

• Oil sanctions are crushing Syria’s economy. [NYT]

• Ari Shavit has a blistering column on Iran and President Obama, whom he accuses of “betraying his office.” [Haaretz]

• Yousef Munayyer, last seen on this blog for being the prominent non-two-stater on Peter Beinart’s, op-eds about inequality between Palestinians who are Israeli citizens (such as himself) and Palestinians who aren’t (such as his wife). [NYT]

• Say what you want—and there’s plenty to say—about their choices, it’s a little notable that Egyptians voted yesterday (and are voting today) in essentially free and fair elections. [NYT]

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I am sure the Patz parents have not lived a day without thinking about their decision to let Etan walk to the bus stop by himself. Doubtless your comment is well intended but it is not exactly helpful to criticise them for an innocent decision that has resulted in so much pain for them. Etan was only walking to the bus stop which was about a block from his house. It was a choice any parent could have made, and many do. Etan and his parents were just spectacularly, heartbreakingly unlucky.
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