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Daybreak: U.S. Considers Syria Crack-Down

Plus opponents go to court, Mavi Marmara goes home, and more in the news

by
Marc Tracy
August 06, 2010
The Mavi Marmara is tugged out of Haifa harbor.(Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

• The Obama administration may request a “special inspection” of Syria’s nuclear sites, which could leave it vulnerable to significant sanctions. [WSJ]

• Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren takes to the op-ed page to note the recent attacks on Israel and insist that it will defend itself but is also ready to make peace. [WP]

• Ukrainian authorities arrested an Israeli for allegedly ringleading a $40 million organ-smuggling operation. [Haaretz]

• Newly leaked documents demonstrate that Iran is continuing its non-peaceful nuclear program. [AP and Reuters/Haaretz]

• An outfit that was founded by right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson filed a petition in New York court to overturn the Landmarks Preservation Commision’s Cordoba House decision. [JPost]

• The infamous Mavi Marmara is on its way back to Turkey. [NYT]

Also, in case you’d forgotten, the Supreme Court received the eighth Jew in its history.

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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