Daybreak: U.N. Bloc Moves Against Syria
Plus, further Gaza warring, bulking Southern defenses, and more in the news
• Led by the United States, Western countries are circulating a U.N. Security Council draft resolution that would impose additional sanctions on top Syrian officials, including President Assad, and dictate that those responsible for civilians deaths “be held accountable.” Russia, a major arms-trader with Syria, is staunchly opposed. [Turtle Bay]
• Israel also moved to fortify its southern defenses. [Haaretz]
• Meanwhile, Egypt is reportedly planning to destroy some of the smuggling tunnels to Gaza. [JPost]
• The Jewish Museum chose Claudia Gould, whose background is contemporary art and who grew up in an interfaith household, as its new head. [NYT]
• Omri Casspi will in fact not play for his old club, Maccabi Tel Aviv, during the NBA lockout due to the high taxes he would face as an Israeli. [Haaretz]
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