• The D.C. correspondent for Israel’s largest-circulation daily, Yediot Ahronot, was arrested, with her husband a (CBS News journalist), after cops found marijuana plants in their backyard. Which is apparently illegal? [AP/WP/Vos Iz Neias?]

• All about new Jewish shadow British Prime Minister Ed Miliband. Plus: What he thinks of the Mideast! [JPost]

• Jeet Heer wonders why the New York Times characterizes Joseph Sobran as someone who had to defend himself from charges of anti-Semitism when the late journalist was actually basically a Nazi. [Sans Everything]

• Christopher Hitchens thinks Rick Sanchez should be reinstated, but also notes that it is okay to judge comments by “the tone of voice in which these facts are stated.” [Slate]

• Eli Valley’s latest comic is about Helen Thomas, which means it’s also sort of about Rick Sanchez. [Forward]

• Italian President Silvio Berlusconi told a joke about a Jew who charges another Jew to be hidden during the Holocaust, the punch-line being, “the question now is whether we should tell him Hitler is dead and the war is over.” I wonder what Italian media outlets will make of this joke, given that Berlusconi owns them all. [Haaretz]

It is not at all clear whether Chicago’s politically influential Jewish community is onboard the Rahm Emanuel mayoral bandwagon just yet. Anyway, here is the former White House chief-of-staff announcing his candidacy. “My father came to Chicago as an immigrant from Israel … ”: