• After last week’s tension in Gaza—rockets fired into Israel, a fatal skirmish at the Egyptian border—Hamas asked Gazans to observe a ceasefire. [Haaretz]
• The head of the American Israeli Action Committee demanded the resignation of Hannah Rosenthal, Obama’s anti-Semitism envoy, and said J Street, which she used to advise, “fool[s] around with the lives of seven million people.” [Arutz Sheva]
• Pope Benedict XVI told diplomats that he favors a two-state solution. [JTA]
• The Anti-Defamation League is alleging that a Muslim-interest conference held in Chicago last month contained much anti-Semitic rhetoric. The organizers deny the charge. [JTA]
• A Brandeis University-sponsored study found that Israel studies at American universities grew significantly over the past several years. [JTA]