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Sundown: Arafat Death Probe Re-Opened

Plus torturing in Syria, Friedman on Egypt, and more

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A mural near Jenin in the West Bank.(Saif Dahlah/AFP/GettyImages)

• So it sounds like they’re going to exhume Yasser Arafat’s body to test him based on the traces of polonium. It all sounds pretty speculative still. Here two reporters recount their own experience trying to nail down the causes of his death. [Haaretz]

• The name of this Human Rights Watch report on Syria is: “Torture Archipelago.” [HRW]

• Is this Thomas Friedman sounding optimistic about President Morsi from Israel’s perspective? Er, maybe. [NYT]

• Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum suggests President Obama may bomb Iran in October for electoral purposes. Which, no matter if he does or doesn’t, sort of puts him in a can’t-win situation, no? Well, unless he wins the election. That would be a win situation. [ThinkProgress]

• Gershom Gorenberg notes that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s real legacy on Israel might be economic—and it ain’t pretty. [The American Prospect]

• A young man (and friend-of-The Scroll, though I didn’t know about this project) was inspired to undertake a project to remember victims of AIDS through his studies of the Holocaust. [NYT]

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Sundown: Arafat Death Probe Re-Opened

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