Daybreak: Again, Iran Nuclear Scientist Killed
Plus Israel violates settlement pledge, and more in the news
• Another Iranian nuclear scientist was killed in a bomb blast in Tehran. Those guys really should be more careful. [NYT]
• The Netanyahu government is incentivizing living in a bloc of West Bank settlements, in putative violation of a promise it made to the United States. [Haaretz]
• The U.N. Security Council: still doing nothing meaningful about Syria. [FP Turtle Bay]
• How President Assad embodies and articulates all the post-Arab Spring fault-lines. [LAT]
• Manhattan borough president (and likely 2013 mayoral candidate) Scott Stringer denounced the recent incidences of anti-Semitic vandalism in New York City. [NYT City Room]
• The Times does what it does best: chats with new White House chief-of-staff Jacob Lew’s neighbors in Riverdale. [NYT]
Plus, microarchaeology in Ashkelon, ranking Spielberg’s hits, and more
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