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Daybreak: Big Islamist Victory in Egypt

Plus tightening of vise around Iran and Syria, and more

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Counting ballots in Egypt.(Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

• Early returns suggest the Muslim Brotherhood attracted a commanding 40 percent of the Egyptian vote. More surprisingly, salafist parties—more hardcore Islamist than the MB—may have gotten as much as 25 percent. [NYT]

• Particularly in the wake of the storming of the British embassy Tuesday, the European Union is clamoring for fresh sanctions against Iran. Meanwhile, Iran simply released the 11 “students” detained for doing so. [WSJ/AP/WP]

• German prosecutors allege an Iranian plot to attack U.S. bases there. [Haaretz/Forward]

• Turkey is upping sanctions against Syria, and the conflict looks like it’s spilling over into Lebanon. [NYT/NYT]

• Under Quartet guidelines, President Abbas offered a proposal for going forward with peace talks. No reply from Prime Minister Netanyahu. [Haaretz]

• At a Jewish Manhattan fundraiser, President Obama told donors that Israel was the country’s most important ally. [Reuters/Haaretz]

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Maybe you should reassess your reliance on sources like Haaretz who reassured us how wonderful the Arab Spring is and how the Islamists aren’t interested in taking power

Is it news that at a “Manhattan Jewish fundraiser,, President Obama told donors that Israel was the country’s most important ally”? What would you expect him to say to Jewish donors? What is news is how dumb the Jewish donors are!

Stock responses are expected as the frozen narrative narrows to more numerous nothings for yet another day in nowheresville.

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Daybreak: Big Islamist Victory in Egypt

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