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Daybreak: Israel Fails to Back Quartet

Plus Israelis respond to Obama, and more in the news

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• After discussions lasting into the wee hours, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s cabinet was unable to agree on a single position regarding the Middle East Quartet’s peace process proposal. [Haaretz]

• Egypt scheduled its first post-Mubarak parliamentary elections for November 28. [AP/WP]

• A new poll finds rising approval (to 54 percent) for President Obama’s Israel policies among Israelis. Also significant: Labor received a huge boost, which seemed to cut significantly from Kadima. [JPost]

• Thomas Friedman accuses leaders on both sides of behaving as though it’s still the pre-Arab Spring Middle East. [NYT]

• Does the scuffle between his crew and a guard at the United Nations explain Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey? [Forecast Highs]

• Many Christian Syrians are backing President Assad out of fear that the alternative would be worse for them. [NYT]

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Can’t help but note that the great Lee Smith has written in Tablet about the moral subversion that occurs in many Middle Eastern nations when a minority without an autonomous state relies on the good will of a despot.


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Daybreak: Israel Fails to Back Quartet

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