In other news:
Russia is holding hearings on America's human-rights abuses and other societal ills to draw attention away from its own corrupt political system. [The Wall Street Journal]
Lebanon and Jordan moved to squash spill-over violence from the conflict in next-door Syria. [The New York Times]
Most people in Israel support an apartheid regime if Israel formally annexes the West Bank, and explicitly favor discrimination against the state's Arab citizens, reports the left-leaning Haaretz.
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