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Daybreak: Syria Deal With Assad Reached?

Plus secret pre-peace talks, and more in the news

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U.N. ambassador Susan Rice yesterday.(Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

• We think Syria has accepted a plan whereby it will withdraw its tanks in a weed. Because asking it to do so now would be too much of an imposition. [LAT]

• In advance of a letter President Abbas has pledged to send Prime Minister Netanyahu, top negotiators from both sides have met secretly over the past couple weeks. [Haaretz Diplomania]

• Some IDF officials estimated that casualties following Iran’s and Hezbollah’s retaliation for a potential Israeli strike would number fewer than 300—a sharply lower estimate than has been proffered in the past. [Haaretz]

• Egypt’s Coptic Christians backed out of the panel drafting the new constitution, accusing it of being too Islamist-dominated. [WP]

• How Boro Park transforms in the days leading up to Pesach. [NYT]

• The Israeli soccer league champion is a decade-old team created to inspire a northern town in the wake of Hezbollah bombardment from Lebanon. [NYT]

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Hershel (Heshy) Ginsburg says:

“We think Syria has accepted a plan whereby it will withdraw its tanks in a weed [sic.]”

And if you believe that, I think you are a prime candidate to invest in bridge real estate in Brooklyn.



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