• Channel 10 Israel is reporting that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu wants to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities before the U.S. elections. [Times of Israel]

• A wild story out of Paris chronicles the (mysterious) death of a Jewish mother who was once wed to a Saudi prince. The woman, who was in the midst of a custody battle, was due to see her daughter for the first time in four years. [Telegraph]

• Following last week’s rocket attacks, Israel deployed the Iron Dome anti-missile system outside of Eilat. [JTA]

• Jewcy reports on perhaps the greatest bar mitzvah video ever recorded. It includes a rite of passage through Madonna. [Jewcy]

• On this day in 2006, Joe Rosenthal, the war photographer who snapped the iconic picture of U.S. marines at Iwo Jima, passed away at 94.