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Daybreak: U.S. to Give Syrian Rebels Aid

Plus Jack Lew gets confirmed as Treasury Secretary

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• The United States is sending the Syrian rebels non-lethal aid including food and medicine to the tune of about $60 million. This will anger Syrian rebels who wanted weapons instead as well as the Assad regime, which wanted the U.S. to mind its own business. [Reuters]

• Former Obama Chief of Staff Jack Lew has been confirmed as the Treasury Secretary. Lew is the highest ranking Orthodox Jew to ever serve in American government. [JTA]

• “Moderate” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has not yet acknowledged the Armenian genocide, bashed Israel at a United Nations conference, calling Zionism “a crime against humanity.” [Haaretz]

• Jewcy has a dispatch from the Jewish Museum’s Purim Ball last night, an event at which artist James Rosenquist was honored and Lena Dunham delivered an intense Purimspiel. [Jewcy]

• Rabbi Andy Bachman opines smartly about confronting the BDS movement and its arguments rather than censoring it. [JTA]

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The aid we’re giving Syrian fighters is ridiculous we’re giving them Communications Equipment and other but no weapons. the Saudi Arabians are giving weapons to the extreme Muslims there are secular groups which we should be giving weapons to.are government is utterly insane. Those with the weapons will be in charge when this is over U.S. policy in the Mideast has been a disaster


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Daybreak: U.S. to Give Syrian Rebels Aid

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