(An Austrian Hitler Wine Label)

• A report shows a high volume of phone calls between Lebanon and Burgas prior to the bombing, but intelligence organizations need more concrete evidence to implicate Hezbollah and Iran. [NYT]

• Despite issues with Gaza tunnels and instability in Sinai, Egypt and Israel are enjoying unprecedented levels of security cooperation. [Haaretz]

• Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says intelligence assessments between the United States and Israel on Iran’s nuclear program are also unprecedentedly close. [JPost]

• Two parties that are not unprecedentedly close are Jewish tourists and restaurants in Italy whose wine bottles have labels featuring pictures of Adolf Hitler. [Forward]

• The Russian Olympic men’s basketball, coached by Israeli-American David Blatt, advanced to the semi-finals and will play Spain on Friday. [JTA]