Syrians cross the border into Turkey on November 9, 2012 near the Turkish town of Ceylanpinar. Five Turks in Ceylanpinar, which lies across from Ras al-Ain, were lightly wounded on November 8, 2012 by ricocheting bullets from the Syrian side.(-/AFP/Getty Images)

• Nearly 8,000 Syrians fled to Turkey overnight, as Syrian president Bashar Assad insisted the country was not in a civil war. [Reuters]

• Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly faced Giffords’ shooter yesterday at his sentencing. [NYMag]

• The Other Israel Film Festival, taking place now in New York, offers a dramatic depiction of life in Israel not offered elsewhere. [NYT]

• Greece’s Jewish community strategizes as the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn rises in popularity and influence. [JTA]

• ‘Mansplaining’ was defeated during the U.S. elections. Dvora Meyers on why that shouldn’t be such a remarkable achievement. [Jewcy]