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Daybreak: Yasser Arafat’s Body Exhumed

Plus Hungarian politician wants list of Jews, and more in the news

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A Palestinian policeman patrols outside the mausoleum of Yasser Arafat during a ceremony on November 27, 2012 in Ramallah, West Bank. A team of investigators last night exhumed and reburied the body of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a bid to determine whether he was murdered by radiation poisoning. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

• Marton Gyongyosi, the leader of Hungary’s Jobbik party, has asked the government for a list of Jews who pose a “national security risk.” [Reuters]

• Yasser Arafat’s body was exhumed today in Ramallah, part of an investigation into his 2004 death. [AP]

• Why Ehud Barak’s retirement is good news for settlements and bad news for a potential strike on Iran. [TNR]

• The Israeli left and right have taken the same stance on one issue: opposing Tzipi Livni’s new political party. [Jerusalem Post]

• In September, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Mahmoud Abbas at the U.N. and asked the Palestinian Authority president to drop his bid for upgraded U.N. status, scheduled for November 29. [JTA]

• Syrian warplanes bombed an olive press in the north, killing and injuring farmers and civilians there to have their olives pressed. [Haaretz]

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