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Daybreak: Lebanon Claims to Have Destroyed Spy Cameras

Plus Palestinian studies at Columbia scrutinized, and more in the news.

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• The Lebanese army claims to have destroyed two Israeli spy cameras. They also claim a third device in Sidon was destroyed by the Israeli Air Force. [JPost]

• Ties between Greece and Israeli have never been tighter—thanks to the decline with Turkey. [JTA]

• The Palestinian Authority has bypassed the European Union for the first time and is directly appealing to individual countries—Britain, Denmark, France and Sweden—to unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state [Haaretz]

• Meanwhile, Congress unanimously passed a resolution opposing the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state. [Haaretz]

• Hizzoner’s media company Bloomberg LP will begin publishing editorials that channel his values and beliefs. [NYT]

• Columbia’s new Center for Palestine Studies is off to a bad start, writes former Tablet intern Jordan Hirsch. [TNR]

• Gerry Gittel, an American soldier, is dead. He was 69. [Boston Globe]

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