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Daybreak: Egypt Crisis Ends*

Plus safer Sinai, Human Rights Council acts on Syria, and more in the news

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The Syrian ambassador to the U.N. last night.(Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Image)

• Egypt formally withdrew its threat to pull its Israeli ambassador, even as it became clear that the post-Mubarak calculus means the Egyptian government must take or threaten steps against Israel to satisfy its people, so, therefore, this past weekend’s crisis will likely not be the last. [NYT]

• Egypt said it will form a new region in Sinai near the Israeli border in order to increase the security there. [Reuters/Jewish Journal]

• The U.N. Human Rights Council voted 33-4 to call on Syria to halt violence and dispatch a team to examine potential abuses. Russia and China forced the resolution to be watered down, and still voted against. [AP/WP]

• With the fall of Libya, Syria is now on the cutting edge of the Arab Spring. [NYT]

• U.S. intelligence is investigating whether the perpetrators of last week’s attacks in southern Israel had Al Qaeda connections. [Washington Times]

• Jerry Lieber, lyricist of the famed Lieber and Stoller songwriting duo, died at 78. [NYT]

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Chava says:

Haaretz (Hebrew edition) is today reporting a story from the Egyptian
daily Al Masry Al Youm that the leader of the 12 terrorists who attacked
Israelis on Thursday was an Islamic extremist who escaped from an Egyptian jail during the “revolution.” Lets hope the Sinai will be indeed be safer and the Egyptian government can manage to get control of the situation thre. But sadly there is no doubt this weeks crisis wont be the last.
And dont forget rockets were fired from the Gaza strip at an area
where 1 million Israelis live, including the majoy city of Beersheva.


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