Sundown: Syrian Rebels Link Assad to Israel
Plus Yasser Arafat to be exhumed
• A commander in the Free Syrian Army accused Israel of aiding Bashar Assad in his effort to quell the Syrian uprising. [Times of Israel]
• Despite family objections, the exhumation of Yasser Arafat has started so that an investigation into his death can begin. [JPost]
• Jeffrey Goldberg reports from the Syrian-Jordianian border where 200,000 Syrian refugees have fled and the Syrian rebels try to finish their revolution. [Bloomberg]
• Jennifer Wright looks at the less-than-sterling years during which Coco Chanel had Nazi affiliations. [The Gloss]
• A Jewish army captain/boxer who raises funds for spinal cord research in honor of the woman he loves. [ESPN]
• It’s jazz drummer and composer Ari Hoenig’s birthday. Enjoy this one:
The project between the President and Laureate is not happening
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