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Daybreak: Assad Blithely Ignores Ceasefire

Plus Egypt reinstates military-favored candidate, and more in the news

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U.N. monitors in Damascus. Nice hats?(Louai Beshara/AFP/GettyImages)

• U.N. monitors observing the Syria ceasefire might also have observed President Assad’s forces killing at least 70 in Hama and shelling the Damascus suburbs. [WP]

• After having been disqualified, Egyptian election authorities relented and let Ahmed Shafiq, a Mubarak-era prime minister, back into the presidential race, where he is expected to be the military’s preferred candidate and primarily cut into Amr Moussa’s bloc (which is theoretically good for the Islamists, no?). [JPost]

• Especially given what’s going on in neighboring Syria, tiny Lebanon is a tinderbox. [NYT]

• If Socialist François Hollande wins the French presidency early next month, it is conceivable that Marine Le Pen of the Front National will be seen as the leader of the opposition. [NYT]

• The head of the IDF referred to “other forces” besides Israel’s that were prepared to launch strikes against Iran’s nuclear program. [AP/Vos Iz Neias?]

• Former longtime Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine, a charter member of the Jewish Coaches Association who was fired in the wake of (now iffy) allegations of past sexual molestation, has got a new gig—with a club in Haifa. [ESPN]

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