• Without directly mentioning the Arab League’s renascent peace initiative, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that an agreement with the Palestinians is necessary for Israel to avoid becoming a binational state. [Haaretz]

• Though Hezbollah fighters are more or less an acknowledged factor in the Syrian civil war, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is amping up his rhetoric about coming to Syria’s aid. [NYT]

• Despite the fall of the White House Jewish Heritage Month gala under sequestration’s knife, President Obama signed a declaration kicking off the month, which mentions the bond between Israel and the United States and the Jewish striving for civil liberties in America. [JTA]

• The man who attacked a Paris rabbi last month has a history of attacking Jews, so says security services. [JTA]

National Affairs editor Yuval Levin scores one of the four Bradley Prizes, which comes with a $250,000 stipend. Nicely done, Yuval. [BradleyFoundation]