• Turns out the three alleged thieves who tried to steal the Auschwitz sign bungled the heist in a thoroughly comedic manner. [NYT]
• While the Palestinian residents of Yasuf, in the West Bank, appreciated Israeli condemnations of the arson against their mosque, what they really want is for the perpetrators (presumed to be Israeli settlers) to be found and brought to justice—which now seems unlikely. [Forward]
• On the generally liberal New York Times op-ed page, a professor argues for U.S. airstrikes on Iran’s nuclear program, ASAP. [NYT]
• The U.S. Senate passed its health-care reform bill, definitively paving the way for historic legislation to reach President Barack Obama’s desk in the coming weeks. [LAT]