Iranian Atomic Urgency
• The Free Syrian Army claims it killed Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha and President Assad’s brother-in-law, Assef Shawkat. Haaretz writes:
The report could not yet be confirmed, with a rebel spokesperson saying proof would be revealed in the coming hours. Syrian state television denied the report.
Rest O’ the Roundup
• Jodi Rudoren examines the haredi draft controversy in a NY Times Sunday Review analysis.
Articles such as Mr Stengel’s of course not only reflect but also help to generate the BBC poll finding that only in the US has Israel’s popularity actually risen, with 50 per cent saying they view it positively . . .
Unsurprisingly, delighted aides to Mr Netanyahu distributed the article to Israeli journalists.
• Veteran journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave’s writings are under the microscope for plagiarism. Among the examples Salon notes is a Sept., 2011 column that appears to lift a passage from Electronic Intifada. Via Romenesko.
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