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Daybreak: The Syrian Crisis Worsens

But U.N. action is unlikely, and more in the news

Marc Tracy
June 15, 2011
Displaced Syrians in neighboring Turkey.(Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images)

• Refugees flee for the Turkish border. [NYT]

• But a U.N. Security Council resolution against Syria is unlikely thanks to the opposition of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, all upset over what they see as abuse of the force authorization for Libya. [Turtle Bay]

• After talks in Cairo, Hamas and Fatah still do not agree on a prime minister. [WP]

• Unemployment in Gaza stood at 45.2 percent in the second half of 2010, according to a U.N. Relief and Works Agency report, despite a loosening of the blockade. [NYT]

• The Israeli-American whom Egypt alleges is a Mossad agent denies it. [Ynet]

• Yet another person blames the closing of the Yale anti-Semitism institute on politics. For a week, my educated sense has been that the closing is a red herring; here is a persuasive explanation of why. [WP]

Rare report from a refugee camp inside Syria, where journalists typically aren’t permitted.

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