The Beastie Boys.(SoS)

• Israeli Air Force planes reportedly struck Gaza sites after rockets were launched into southern Israel from Gaza on successive days. [JTA]

• If you’ve not yet read the heart-rending story about Roman Blum, the Holocaust survivor who passed away without an heir to his $40 million fortune, stop what you’re doing. [NYT]

• The wild trial of Yisrael Beiteinu head Avigdor Lieberman is underway and is garnering intrigue with the testimony of Ambassador Ze’ev Ben-Aryeh, at times both a friend and foe of the embattled politician. [JPost]

• The convoy of the Syrian prime minister was reportedly bombed by rebel fighters today in the center of Damascus with six reported dead in the attack. Prime Minister Wael al-Halki was said to have survived. [Reuters]

• Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock), the surviving members of the Beastie Boys have signed a deal to write a memoir. Random House aims to publish the book in 2015. [NYT]