Daybreak: All Quiet (Mostly) in Jordan
Plus, U.S. speaks softly on Syria, and more in the news
• Anti-regime protests in Jordan are the Arab world’s dog that hasn’t barked (yet). [NYT]
• The values of the Arab Spring have even spread to Israel—to Israel’s Jews—who have taken to protesting housing prices. [NYT]
• As a matter of policy, the U.S. State Department is toning down its criticism of Syria’s regime, which continues its violent crackdown. [LAT]
• The New Zealand prime minister is now denying reports that an earthquake earlier this year, in killing one specific Israeli, uncovered a Mossad ring in the country. [JPost]
• From jail, Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti called for mass protests in September surrounding the U.N. vote. [Haaretz]
• According to Israeli reports, President Obama called the Kletzky family to offer his condolences. [Failed Messiah]
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