Daybreak: Gaza Escalating
Plus, Syria continues to crack down, and more in the news
• More rockets—this time claimed by Islamic Jihad—were launched from Gaza into Israel, sometimes deep (one Katyusha landed in Beersheva). Also Israel killed four Islamic Jihad members in an attack on a car. [NYT]
• Syria killed at least six in a southern city that has been the site of the greatest anti-regime riots. [Reuters/WP]
• The Knesset passed two laws criticized as anti-Arab: One (in reaction to Palestinian protest of teaching the Holocaust) withholds funding to groups that teach the Nakba narrative of Israel’s founding; the other allows small communities to deny admission to members of outsider groups. [WP]
• Jordanian King Abdullah II blamed his new prime minister for failing to implement reforms with sufficient speed. [AP/WP]
• The Mount of Olives cemetery is becoming a particular point of contention for hawkish Israelis and American Jews. [AP/WP]
• Columnist Harold Meyerson links modern labor struggles to the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire (anniversary Friday). [WP]
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