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Daybreak: Morsi Supports Syrian Rebels

Plus a top Iranian scientist may be resuming nuclear weapons research

Jacob Silverman
August 30, 2012

• At a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi repeatedly urged his fellow delegates to support Syria’s rebels; Syria’s foreign minister walked out during the speech, while Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sat “stone-faced” nearby. [Al-Monitor]

• A top Iranian scientist, whose research into nuclear weapons was put on hold in 2006, is reportedly back at work. [Haaretz]

• Calling settlers “principled,” Ehud Barak nevertheless confirmed that the army will follow the Supreme Court order to evacuate Migron. [Times of Israel]

• Kiryat Shmona’s soccer team—which had unexpectedly managed to win the championship of Israel’s top league—lost to a Belarussian team, ending its quixotic run to the Champions League. [NYT]

• The killer of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison. [JTA]

Jacob Silverman is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and book critic. He is also a contributing editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review.