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      Archive: 12/4/2012
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        12/4/2012, Kislev 20, 5773

      Brother of Syrian FM Said Makdissi did not Defect


      The brother of Syrian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Jihad Makdissi, who news reports were claiming Monday had defected from Syria after being thrown out of the government, is now denying that his brother has defected, claiming in an interview with Lebanese news site El-Nashra, that his brother's Facebook account was hacked and used to distribute false information.