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A funeral for a Coptic Christian victim of the violence.(-/AFP/Getty Images)

• Syria’s crackdown has now taken the form of house-to-house raids. [AP/WP]

• So why is the Western response nothing like what it was to the Libyan regime’s violent oppression? [WP]

• During lunch with a J Street delegation, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he hopes U.S. aid still comes in and insisted Hamas will not share West Bank authority. [NYT]

• “By lifting the heavy hand of the Mubarak police state, the revolution unleashed long-suppressed sectarian animosities that have burst out with increasing ferocity.” Coptic Christians especially have been targeted. [NYT]

• Recently departed Mossad chief Meir Dagan called the notion of bombing Iranian reactors “the stupidest thing I have ever heard,” prompting rebukes from Defense Minister Barak and others. [Haaretz]

• The CUNY executive board will likely reverse the CUNY board of trustees and Tony Kushner will be offered an honorary doctorate. More at 10. [NYT]





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