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Daybreak: Assad Warned on Chemical Weapons

Plus more arrests are made in Toulouse shooting

Adam Chandler
December 04, 2012
(Alex Wong, Getty)
(Alex Wong, Getty)

• President Obama, echoing statements made by Secretary of State Clinton earlier this week, warned embattled Syrian dictator Bashar Assad against using chemical weapons. As Assad’s grasp on power wanes, reports stoked fears that Assad may use his stockpile against rebel forces. [CNN]

Haaretz reports that the Jerusalem planning committee has revived plans to build in the controversial Ramat Shlomo neighborhood in East Jerusalem, just days following the announcement that Israel had been approved planning of a settlement linking Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumim. [JTA]

• Two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting in Toulouse, France, earlier this year that took the lives of three children and a rabbi. The shooter was killed in a shootout with police back in March, but progress on the entire investigation had slowed in recent months. [JC]

• David Horovitz opines on the purging of moderates from the Likud Party list and various regional issues that require Israel’s attention. [Times of Israel]

• U.S. officials are denying the Iranian claim that Iran has seized an American drone. [NYT]

• The Forward is reporting on how Jews are far more promiscuous than Muslims and other religious groups. [Forward]

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.