Damage caused to a building by a rocket launched by Palestinian militants from Gaza strip hitting the city of Ashkelon on November 18, 2012.(DAVID BUIMOVITCH/AFP/Getty Images)

• In Ashkelon, one man’s barking dog saved him from the rocket that struck his building. [Algemeiner]

• Rupert Murdoch apologized to the Anti-Defamation League for his tweet about the Jewish-owned press being anti-Israel. [Mediaite]

• An Egyptian official blames Israel for the conflict in Gaza, which begs the question of how effective the new Egyptian government will be at brokering peace. [NYT]

• One take on why the U.S. has stayed on the sidelines so far. [Christian Science Monitor]

• Melanie Laurent (you might remember her as Shosanna Dreyfus from Inglourious Basterds) talks about her new WWII film La Rafle, currently screening in New York and Los Angeles. [Jewcy]

• Here’s a look at Judd Apatow’s newest film, This is 40. [THR]