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Daybreak: East J’lem Houses Will Be Razed

Plus Gaza’s isolation lessens, Israel’s grows, and more in the news

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• Jerusalem’s city government approved zoning plans for the sure-to-be-controversial destruction of 20 houses in East Jerusalem to clear space for an industrial zone and a tourist center. [NYT]

• Four Hamas-affiliated politicians rejected an Israeli demand that they leave East Jerusalem for the West Bank. [WP]

• The House will likely pass a version of Iran sanctions that is harsher than the White House hopes for. [Politico]

• The response in Gaza to the easing of the blockade can be summed up in two words: “We’ll see.” [NYT]

• Even concert cancellations have contributed to Israel’s current unprecedented feeling of isolation. [WP]

• Because former Agriprocessors head Sholom Rubashkin’s 27-year sentence was so high, it promises to deepen the case’s controversy among his Orthodox defenders. [NYT]

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Daybreak: East J’lem Houses Will Be Razed

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