"Maybe instead of filling our young children with fearful thoughts on threats and weapons, we will teach them about ways to solve conflicts."--Meretz Chairwoman Zahava Gal-On on the lesson the Home Front Command gave to 10-year-olds last week.
- Israeli forces shoot, injure Gaza farmer - A Palestinian farmer was shot and injured by Israeli fire Sunday while he was picking watermelons in Abu Safiyeh neighborhood east of Jabalia, northern Gaza. The Israeli army confirmed the injury and said several Palestinians had "attempted to damage" the border fence between Gaza and Israel. (Maan)
- Report: Israeli warplanes flying over south and east Lebanon - A Lebanese security official confirmed the Sunday overflights and said they were among the most intense recently; Israel has no comment. (Haaretz and Ynet)
- Hezbollah recruited Arab-Israeli spy on hajj pilgrimage in Mecca - Zahar Omar Yousfin of Shfaram charged with host of security violations including contact with an enemy agent. Suspect allegedly gave Hezbollah agents information on Israeli army bases and coordinated meetings with other Israelis for recruitment purposes. (Haaretz+ and Israel Hayom)
- Former IDF intelligence chief: Heavy Israeli strike would topple Assad regime - Amos Yadlin says any attack by Iran 'would be measured and calculated, so the chances it would lead to a regional war aren’t very high.' (Haaretz+ and Ynet)
- Jewish toddler's kidney saves Palestinian boy's life - Parents of three-year-old Noam Naor who was declared brain dead after falling from fourth floor donate his kidney to 10-year-old Yakoub Ibhisad. 'Knowing I saved a life gives me great comfort and the power to go on,' mother says. (Yedioth, p. 24 and Ynet)
- New York celebrates solidarity with Israel at annual parade - Hundreds of thousands of spectators cheer as 35,000 people march in annual Celebrate Israel Parade down New York City's Fifth Avenue. Security presence unusually heavy due to fears spurred by Boston bombing. Mayoral candidates woo city's Jewish vote. (Israel Hayom)
- Two groups eyeing purchase of Better Place: American Jews and Canadian investors - Two potential buyers join fray to purchase the Israeli electric vehicle network operator Better Place, which recently announced bankruptcy. (Haaretz+)
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