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Daybreak: Reconciliation on the Rocks

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Bashar al-Assad arriving in Amman, Jordan on March 20, 2009.(Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)

• Palestinian reconciliation looks precarious, with a planned meeting between the two sides being called off over disagreement on whom the prime minister should be (more specifically, on whether it should be Salam Fayyad). [NYT]

• The United States is looking into whether it can bring war crimes charges against Syrian President Bashar Assad. [NYT]

• Calls have increased to postpone Egypt’s parliamentary elections, scheduled for September, in order to give parties less organized than the Muslim Brotherhood a better chance. [AP/WP]

• Jackson Diehl argues that the Obama administration’s engagement with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict belies its broader trend of humility in foreign policy. [WP]

• The Yale Anti-Semitism program, whose recent closing drew a spate of (vague, scattershot) criticism, will be reborn very soon in a slightly different from. [Yale Daily News]

• Elena Bonner, Andrei Sakharov’s Armenian-Jewish wife and a prominent dissident in her own right, died at 88. David Remnick has a nice appreciation. [NYT]

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Barry says:

What’s vague or scattershot about the criticism of Yale?

Yale deferred to the violent and beast-like American Muslonazi community. This is the same Yale that wouldn’t publish cartoons of the pedophile and genocidal war criminal Mohammed because they were scared of American Muslonazi violence.

You think such wimps would be open to a frank discussion about the pathologies of the Shari’ah, the moral inferiority of the Koran, and the wickedness of American Muslonazis?

Jack Khouri says:

Mr Barry, If you live on a piece of Palestinian land, pack up and have your Ecuadorean or American passport ready and hit the road as soon as possible, because Arabs are coming to regain their occupied land.Your hatred against Muslims and their prophet Muhammad won’t do good for your cause.No more puppet rulers manipulated by US foreign policy.


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