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Daybreak: Israel Strikes Syria/Lebanon Border?

Plus John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state

by
Adam Chandler
January 30, 2013
(AFP)

(AFP)

• According to reports, Israeli jets struck what is thought to be a convey carrying weapons across the border from Syria into Lebanon. Others are saying it was on the Syrian side. Others yet are saying it was just a warning shot. [Times of Israel]

• John Kerry: secretary of state. Have a nice ring to it? Well, if you don’t think so, sorry, he was just confirmed by a 94-3 vote. [JTA]

• The Times takes a look at the “shadowy squads” patrolling the streets of Hasidic Brooklyn warning citizens and shops about immodest dress and behavior. [NYT]

• Today in United Nations outrage, Sudan of all good countries was voted to be vice-president of the Economic and Social Council, which regulates human rights. [UN]

• Max Greenfield, who plays Schmidt on the hit show The New Girl, tells Jimmy Fallon all about his mother and his bar mitzvah. [Jewcy]

Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.

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