Amr Moussa (R) with Hamas’s leader and deputy leader.(Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
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Daybreak: Change Is Coming to Egypt

Plus CUNY trustee digs deeper, and more in the news

by
Marc Tracy
May 06, 2011
Amr Moussa (R) with Hamas’s leader and deputy leader.(Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

• Amr Moussa, likely Egypt’s next president, predicted Muslim Brotherhood dominance of the parliament and pledged to move away from Hosni Mubarak’s cooperative stance toward Israel. [WSJ]

• Without actually changing all that much, the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal signed yesterday has made everything in the region feel a little more time-sensitive. [NYT]

• Syrian troops are removing the siege of the southern city of Daraa, but deploying to the northern city of Banias. [AP/WP]

• Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, the man who insisted Tony Kushner not be given a CUNY honorary doctorate, tries to explain himself. The results are predictably embarrassing. [NYT]

• Arthur Laurents, the man who wrote the books for (and at times directed) West Side Story and Gypsy, died at 93. [NYT]

• “Oy. Not good.” –neoconservative pundit John Podhoretz reacting to last night’s Republican presidential “debate.” Presumably he didn’t like Ron Paul’s call to end all foreign aid? [Commentary]

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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