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Daybreak: Syria Seizes U.N. Border Crossing

Plus Austria withdraws from Golan Heights in response, and more

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A picture taken on June 6, 2013 from the Israeli side along the Israel-Syria ceasefire line in the Golan Heights shows firefighting trucks driving after clashes between Syrian rebels and forces loyal to the regime caused fire near the Quneitra crossing. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

• Syrian forces seized the Golan Heights border crossing operated by U.N. peacekeeping force. [NYT]

• In response to the escalating violence, Austria is pulling its soldiers from the Golan Heights, where they currently make up 380 of the 1,000-person U.N. force monitoring the ceasefire between Israel in Syria. [Reuters]

• Unrest in Turkey has sparked financial fears as the lira drops in value and the stock market falls. [NYT]

• The IDF is ‘live-tweeting’ the events of the Six-Day War, which started today in 1967. [Times of Israel]

• Women of the Wall have announced that they will read from the Torah at their next service, prompting haredi rabbis to call for their followers to gather in protest alongside the group. [JTA]

• Residents of Toronto are protesting a proposed new Walmart, which would be built in the heart of Kensington Market, a neighborhood which formerly housed the city’s Jewish immigrants. [Forward]

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Daybreak: Syria Seizes U.N. Border Crossing

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