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Daybreak: Syria Stonewalls Inspectors

Plus whence #j14?, Iran and the Arab Spring, and more in the news

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This iconically Arab Spring-like image depicts Tel Aviv last Saturday.(David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images)

• Reneging on a prior agreement, Syria is denying U.N. nuclear inspectors new information about a supposed plutonium-producing reactor. [AP/WP]

• The summer’s Israeli social-justice movement may run aground as, like everything else, it potentially comes to be dominated by the Mideast conflict. [NYT]

• EU member states remain divided over whether to support unilateral Palestinian statehood at the United Nations. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• Israel arrested top Hamas official Hassan Yousef. Yousef’s son was an Israeli informant during the Second Intifada. [AP/WP]

• The Supreme Leader’s speech yesterday is being seen as an indication that Tehran is concerned over how the Arab Spring could weaken its hegemony. [NYT]

• Syrian forces went door-to-door in Hama, a particular hotbed of rebellion, looking for leaders of the protest movement. [NYT]

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