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President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu last September.(Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

• The backstory on President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s antagonism, and why each may wish to be the first to offer a peace plan. [NYT]

• Tomorrow will be “Great Friday” in Syria. Expect much blood and possibly a real impact. [NYT]

• The three-week Egyptian upheaval took at least 846 lives, according to a government fact-finding mission. [AP/WP]

• What motivated Richard Goldstone’s mea culpa op-ed? [NYT]

• Turkish President Abdullah Gul takes to the Op-Ed Page to insist that his country’s mediation could hold the key to Mideast peace. [NYT]

• Give the Move Over AIPAC folks credit: Much of their rank and file was displeased with the invitation to Helen Thomas, and she has duly pulled out. (Of course, even inviting her in the first place … .) [JPost]





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