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Expatriate Syrians in Cyprus protest against the Assad regime.(Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images)

• Syrian authorities open fired on protesters in several cities across the country. [WP]

• What the Assad regime is up against. [Slate]

• There were also somewhat-violent clashes in Amman. [AP/WP]

• The U.S. labor secretary was in New York City today to mark the 100th anniversary of the Triangle fire. [Forward]

• For the first time, Israel deployed its “Iron Dome” missile-defense apparatus to combat the rocket threat from Gaza. [AP/WP]

• This Anthony Weiner/Rachel from Glee “Separated at Birth” is pretty great. [Buzzfeed]

• Austin Ratner, subject of a Tablet Magazine joint profile (by me), won the $100,000 Rohr Prize from the Jewish Book Council. [WSJ]

• AIPAC apologized for trying to raise money off of the Jerusalem bomb. [JTA]

• Who says Israel can’t compete on the international stage? A women’s club basketball team defeated a French one to win a European trophy. [Haaretz]

• The New York Times alters its house style to reflect that Nazi concentration camps in Poland were not, y’know, Polish camps. [The Kosciuszko Foundation]

• Meet the newest members of the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Special D.C. shout-out to the late, great Abe Pollin. [Kaplan’s Korner]

• A beloved, Palestinian-owned bookstore in Jerusalem is imperiled. Great story. [Book Bench]

• For the first time, the U.N. Human Rights Council appointed an Israeli (a British-Israeli, technically) to one of its working groups. [JPost]

• New book forthcoming from Maurice Sendak! [WSJ]

• We definitely needed yet another article about Miral. [NYT]

There’s a galley of John Lennon and the Jews on my desk.





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