Daybreak: Out In Force in Syria
Plus Aron pleads not guilty, and more in the news
• Today is seeing perhaps the largest anti-regime rallies in Syria since they began in March. [AP/WP]
• Levi Aron, suspected of killing eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky, pleaded not guilty. His lawyer says he hears voices. [NYT]
• Borough Park is devastated, and doesn’t know whom to trust anymore. [NYT]
• 47 percent of Israelis support the anti-boycott law, 47 percent oppose it, according to a new poll. Fifty-six percent, however, said it shouldn’t have been passed, and 45 percent are worried for the future of Israeli democracy. [AP/WP]
• The International Atomic Energy Agency brought Syria to the U.N. Security Council over the facility destroyed in a 2007 Israeli air raid, which was allegedly an illegal reactor. [Reuters/Haaretz]
• The United States dismissed the Arab League’s endorsement yesterday of a unilateral U.N. Palestinian statehood drive. [JPost]
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