Birger Stromsheim(Telegraph)

• While the European Union will resist punitive measures like boycotting products made in the settlements, Sweden’s foreign minister says that the EU will harshly condemn the E-1 plan to build 3,000 homes in the West Bank in Brussels today and that the initiative has changed the EU’s perception of Israel. [Times of Israel]

• Norwegian hero Birger Stromsheim, who led a daring raid on Nazi facility in skis(!) during World War II, has died at age 101. Check out the obit. [NYT]

• Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has rescinded his controversial constitutional amendments that would grant him far-reaching power and that sparked protests over the last week in Egypt. [NYT]

• The Friends of the IDF event that Stevie Wonder withdrew his participation from raised $14 million. And Chaka Khan performed. [JTA]

• Rachel Cohen writes on the relationship between finance and art over the past several hundreds years. [Believer]