• The Russian state nuclear company said the reactor it built in Bushehr, Iran, will be up-and-running by the end of the year. [Haaretz]
• Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her E.U. counterpart said they would continue to try to impose upped sanctions on the Islamic Republic. [Haaretz]
• Elliott Abrams, who was George W. Bush’s top Mideast adviser, argues, “If we can separate the issues of Jerusalem and settlements, I think a settlement solution is possible.” [Jeffrey Goldberg]
• Jamaica: it has Jews, mon! [JTA]
• Newly discovered artifacts indicate that parts of the Bible could date as far back as the 10th century B.C.E.—four centuries earlier than had been thought. [LiveScience]
• The stolen-then-recovered “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign was returned to Auschwitz. [AP/Ynet]