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Daybreak: Rahm Stands Up for Old Boss

Plus the new head of the Israeli opposition, and more in the news

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Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel last month.(Frank Polich/Getty Images)

• Rahm Emanuel, son of an Israeli, explains that President Obama supports Israel and did not suggest simply a return to the 1967 lines. [WP]

• Syrian forces went on the offensive in Homs, a major center of anti-regime protest in Syria. [WSJ]

• Speaking of the Syrian regime and others, David Brooks argues that the peace process is premised on “moral obtuseness” whereby Israel is expected to engage in good faith with such rulers. [NYT]

• French foreign minister Alain Juppé met with Israeli and Palestinian officials yesterday to try to drum up support for talks in July. “I am slightly optimistic,” was his ringing endorsement of his efforts. [NYT]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu finally has a chief opposition figure: It’s Meir Dagan, the recently departed head of Mossad, who argues against attacking Iran and for engaging in the peace process. [Haaretz]

• Sammy Ofer, Israel’s richest man and the person at the center of a recent scandal over an Israeli company falling under U.S. sanctions against Iran, died at 89. [AP/WP]

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