Daybreak: Unity Blues
Plus Obama ditches Weiner, and more in the news
• The Palestinians reach an impasse, right at a day of scheduled talks, with Hamas refusing Fatah’s nomination of Salam Fayyad to continue his premiership. [NYT]
• “I would resign,” President Obama said of what would happen if he were found to have sent crotch-shots to people he had met over the Internet. [City Room]
• Street clashes yesterday evinced simmering discontent with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. [WP]
• And somebody else had to be a transcriber for the Saudi government vis-à-vis Israel, which is why we have … Richard Cohen? [WP]
• Whoa. In Israel, a mother and a grandfather—who are also more than that—were convicted of killing their four-year-old daughter/granddaughter. [Reuters/NYT]
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