Daybreak: Europe/U.S. Gulf on Hezbollah
Plus, two mysterious blasts shake Eilat with no damage reported
• Nicholas Kulish reports on the potent differences in political reception and social acceptance of Hezbollah between the United States and Europe. [NYT]
• Barak Ravid examines the baffling case of an Israeli Deputy Minister’s aide who traveled to Bulgaria to meet with the Syrian opposition under the guise of being an Israeli envoy. [Haaretz]
• Two blasts, suspected to be rockets from Sinai that may have landed in an open area, rocked Eilat last night, causing a flood of calls to emergency services. No damages have been reported. [JPost]
• The Times reviews of a new play by Daniel S. Wise about the life of Shlomo Carlebach, who may or may not have had a thing for Nina Simone. [NYT]
• Jewcy pays tribute to Ron Palillo, who famously played Arnold Horshack on Welcome Back, Kotter, who died earlier this week. [Jewcy]
Plus, Michael Oren says the Israeli embassy was targeted by Iran
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