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Daybreak: E.U. Links Iran to Syria Repression

Plus Gaza tensions persist, what the Arab Spring has wrought, and more in the news

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Gazans examine rubble from the early-morning Israeli bombing.(Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

• The European Union sanctioned an Iranian military group, alleging it is helping President Assad to carry out his brutal crackdown. [LAT]

• More than 20 rockets from Gaza fell in Israel this morning, prompting Israeli air strikes in response. [Haaretz]

• The Arab Spring still has an uncertain fate, though it seems clearly to have lent power to the extremely radical Salafists. [NYT]

• An Egyptian report claims three Egyptians helped plan last week’s deadly attacks in Israel, while the Gaza-based group which Israel accuses of orchestrating it denies it. [Haaretz]

Haaretz editorializes against the Israeli right’s alliances with evangelical-Christian Zionists like Glenn Beck. [Haaretz]

• By the end of the year, the four-year, $5 million restoration of Jerusalem’s ancient walls will be completed. [AP/WP]

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