"These are sweet good youth... One must look at their virtues..."--Head Rabbi of Beit El settlement and Givat Ulpana settlers responding to question about an attack by settler youth on an official from the Yesha Settler Council.
- State's captains shut their eyes - State Comptroller described the report on the Carmel fire disaster as the gravest in his 7 years serving. He assigned individual responsibility to Ministers Yishai and Steinitz and overall responsibility to Netanyahu and Minister Aharonovitch (Haaretz)
- As nuclear talks fail, U.S. experts urge Obama to weigh military option on Iran - Senators send letter to U.S. President, advising cut of diplomatic push to end standoff; American ex-official: We need the third track, a visible preparations for a military option. (Haaretz)
- Hip-hop pioneer teams up with rabbi to strengthen Muslim-Jewish ties (Haaretz)
- Egypt delays poll results, ousted president in coma - Election commissions decides to postpone announcing election results; political tension rises. (Agencies, Ynet)
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