• Powerful U.S. lawmakers appear serious about halting further military aid to Lebanon in the wake of last week’s border skirmish. [WSJ]

• U.S. envoy George Mitchell is in the region to push talks. For a day. [JPost]

• Lebanon is preparing to accuse 150 people of spying for Israel and to present its case to the U.N. Security Council. [JPost]

• Israeli worries nixed the U.S. sale of a long-range missile system and certain other military toys to Saudi Arabia, though F-15 fighter planes will still change hands. [Ynet]

• In his testimony before the Turkel Commission, Defense Minister Ehud Barak demonstrated a heroic level of knowledge of the details of the military’s flotilla operation. [Haaretz]

• After U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon raised the possibility of involving the IDF in the brokered flotilla probe, Prime Minister Netanyahu threatened to back Israel out. [Arutz Sheva]