• Sen. Ted Kennedy died yesterday at 77; Israeli officials mourn the loss of a “friend.” [Haaretz]
• The original blueprints for Auschwitz, discovered last year, will be given to Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits Berlin this week and then donated to Yad Vashem. [AFP]
• In advance of today’s meeting with U.S. envoy George Mitchell, Netanyahu says his nation is getting closer to finding a “bridging formula” for the settlement issue, and that he would like to resume peace talks with the Palestinians “shortly.” [AP]
• JTA digs for relevance in the discovery that “Car Czar” Ron Bloom grew up going to Labor Zionist summer camp. [JTA]