(Zion Square)

• The saga of the Friends of the IDF charity event that was interrupted by the venue’s owner has ended–for now. A California jury awarded the group $1.2 million in statutory damages for discrimination. [ABC]

• Families of the victims of the 1983 U.S. Marines barracks bombing in Lebanon are suing Standard Chartered Bank for its alleged role in helping Iran hide assets awarded to them in 2007. [AP]

• Kikar Zion (Zion Square) in the center of Jerusalem became the site of a grisly attack against three Palestinian boys, one of whom was very seriously injured. [Haaretz]

• The Jewish Week reports on a Jewish speakeasy/supper club/music venue taking hold in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. [Jewish Week]

• An Israeli panel released a study showing that laws in Israel have made it difficult for athletes to excel on the international level because athletes are required to purchase costly additional insurance. [JTA]