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The spot near a kibbutz where two Gaza mortars landed today.(Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

• Clashes in southern Gaza left a Palestinian militant dead and an Israeli soldier wounded. [NYT]

• The developers behind Park51 strongly denied a thinly sourced Haaretz story reporting that they were considering moving the location of the Islamic center. [NY Post/Vos Iz Neias?]

• A former Israeli soldier has caused a firestorm after posting pictures of her with blindfolded Palestinian captives on Facebook. [NYT]

• Hawkish Bush administration official John Bolton predicted that Israel would not attack Iran’s nuclear reactor at Bushehr, which is apparently merely a few days from its own tipping point. [Haaretz]

• U.S. circumcisions have dropped steeply: Fewer than half of boys born in conventional hospitals from 2006 to 2009 received the procedure. [NYT]

• Andrew Roth, a left-wing City College boy who after 1950 plied his journalistic trade in London, died at 91. [NYT]





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