The look on envoy Kofi Annan's face, from last month, says it all.(Atta Kenare/AFP/GettyImages)

• Accusing President Assad of not cooperating, the White House suggested a “new approach” is needed for Syria. Nobody could have seen this coming. [Reuters/JPost]

• Jordan’s King Abdullah II just swore in a new government, including his fourth prime minister in the past year and a half, leading to questions over stability there. [NYT]

• The latest form of Palestinian resistance is prisoner hunger strikes, currently engaged in by more than 1500. [NYT]

• Exit polls showed Boris Johnson leading the anti-Semitic Ken Livingstone in the London mayoral vote. [JTA]

• Hagai Amir, a co-conspirator in his brother Yigal’s assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was released from prison after serving 16 years. [JTA]

• The lawlessness of the Sinai, and the Egyptian military’s self-admitted inability to control it, could lead to the end of the peace with Israel, argues Steven A. Cook. [CFR From the Potomac to the Euphrates]