President Assad on television addressing parliament over the weekend.(DSK/AFP/GettyImages)

• A truce seemed ever farther away in Syria with reports that 80 Syrian soldiers were killed by rebels over the weekend. [NYT]

• The Turkish case against four former top members of the Israeli brass over the Gaza flotilla continues apace. [NYT]

• In preparation for passage of a revised Tal Law, the IDF is establishing three additional Haredi units. [Haaretz]

• The IAEA head has more meetings with Iran Friday about gaining access to restricted sites, chiefly the Parchin weapons development facility. [NYT]

• A 1994 case suggests that Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes has a history of deference toward the Hasidic community in Brooklyn in cases of child abuse. [NYT]

• Jeff Goldberg marks the 45th anniversary of the start of the Six Day War (today) by asking whether Israel can ever truly win it, which is to say, end the occupation. [Bloomberg View]