• Even the most hard-core Jewish settlers in Israel’s West Bank may be more bark than bite when it comes to violently resisting evacuation. [NYT]
• Meetings between Iran and world leaders are scheduled to begin in October; they will discuss the nuclear program in Tehran, whether Iran likes it or not. [Reuters]
• Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu states the obvious: “there is still work to do” for his country to strike an understanding with the United States. [AP]
• Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk, a leader in the Reform movement who ordained the first female rabbis in the United and Israel, died Saturday at 79. [JPost]