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Daybreak: Fighting in Damascus

Plus Ashton compares Toulouse to Gaza, and more in the news

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A bombed-out police headquarters in Damascus.(Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

• The Syrian uprising hits home, with clashes in a wealthy neighborhood of Damascus. [NYT]

• Defying President Obama, President Abbas plans to send Prime Minister Netanyahu a peace process ultimatum. [Haaretz]

• European Union foreign-policy head Catherine Ashton sorta/kinda/too much compared the Toulouse shooting to deaths of children in Gaza. Oy. [Times of Israel]

• Last election, Tzipi Livni’s Kadima won the plurality of votes. In a party primary later this month, Livni may lose the leadership. [LAT]

• Iran has begun allowing currency exchanges at nonofficial rates, in a sign that the sanctions-spurred devaulation of the rial is undeniable even to the regime. [NYT]

• An independent from Chicago who was an Obama bundler in 2008 has switched to Mitt Romney over the “1967 with land swaps” formulation. [WP]

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No one voted for Catherine Ashton. She represents no one, and speaks for no one but a bunch of cloistered European bureaucrats accountable to no one.

Hershel (Heshy) Ginsburg says:

Catherine Ashton is a fine example of the super-Peter principle: not merely rising to the level of your incompetence, but rising beyond that level and beyond the level of your intelligence.

hg

J’lem / Efrata

james says:

The attacks on Ashton are sickening. Israelis should be ashamed today. Her words are the kind of thing that Rabin could have said.

Who could get upset my the remembrance of dead children – Zionists apparently.

james says:

I recommend all critics of Ashton actually watch her words, and then decide who really should be held to account.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4X9ZklQgsY

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Daybreak: Fighting in Damascus

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