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Daybreak: Egypt Votes MB-Backed Reforms

Plus Israel admits it has Palestinian engineer, and more in the news

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The head of Egypt’s Coptic Christian Church votes Saturday.(-/AFP/Getty Images)

• A significant majority of more than 18 million Egyptians voted in constitutional reforms supported by the ruling military and the Muslim Brotherhood, paving the way to September parliamentary elections. [NYT]

• Hamas shellacked Israel Saturday with mortar rounds from Gaza, breaking the two-year ceasefire and prompting a response from Israeli tanks and helicopters. More at 10 am. [NYT]

• Israel claims it has custody of a Palestinian engineer who went missing in Ukraine in February. Mossad is suspected. [JPost]

• Syria continues to experience a strong taste of the popular upheavals that have seized most other Arab states. [AP/WP]

• Arab League head Amr Moussa, who also wants to be president of Egypt, objected to airstrikes on Libya one day after they began with Arab League backing. [AP/WP]

• Sarah Palin is wheels-down in the Holy Land. [Reuters/Haaretz]

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Marty Janner says:

Mrs.Palin does not represent the larger number of the American Populace. To treat her as a special visitor, one has to have their heads buried in the sands! Of course she should be accorded every courtesy. Going to these lengths is absolutely ridiculous!

Great post – and good domain by the way!


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