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Daybreak: Katsav Sentenced for Rape

Plus Israel retaliates, and more in the news

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Katsav arriving to hear his verdict.(Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

• Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was sentenced to seven years for rape. His lawyer vowed they would continue to fight on. [NYT]

• Israel launched around eight airstrikes at various Hamas sites in Gaza last night in retaliation for the weekend’s shelling. [NYT]

• The Obama administration’s Mideast policy, and particularly its varying reaction to different states, is dictated to a great deal by fear of Iran—one explanation for the seemingly inconsistent approach to Libya and, say, Bahrain, where it has let a regime repress protesters. [WSJ]

• Saturday’s vote in Egypt seems an indicator that political Islamists are gaining ground in the Egyptian revolution. [WSJ]

• There is tension in the West Bank, with, it seems, two rock-throwing Palestinians shot in response by an Israeli driver. [JPost]

• Hamas officials strongly protested United Nations plans to teach Gaza Palestinian children about the Holocaust. [AP/WP]

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Bryna Weiss says:

Right Hamas, you wouldn’t want them to have any understanding of History, or for that matter, Jews. You might not come out looking so good in your hatefilled attitude towards Israel.

Hey there guys, newbie here. I’ve lurked about here for just a little even though and thought I’d take part in! Looks like you’ve got quite a very good place here

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