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Miguel Cotto (R) and Yuri Foreman (L).(Al Bello/Getty Images)

• President Obama called retired White House reporter Helen Thomas’s statements about Jews “offensive” and “out of line.” [JPost]

• The U.S. State Department wants “international participation” in Israel’s probe of the flotilla raid. Which is probably vague enough not to ruffle Israel’s feathers … for now. [Haaretz]

• Yuri “Star of David” Foreman, soon to undergo knee surgery following his loss Saturday night to Miguel Cotto, wants a rematch. Oh hell yes. [JTA/Forward]

• The generally hawkish Washington Post editorial page comes out in favor of a limited loosening of the Gaza blockade. [WP]

• Former Tablet Magazine editor Michael Weiss updates us on Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s state-building project six months after profiling him for Tablet. [Slate]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu is super-not getting along with his national security adviser. [Laura Rozen]

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