• Israel and Turkey have almost finished negotiating the wording of an apology over the flotilla. The final deal will probably include hundreds of thousands of dollars to the families of those who died in the raid. [Haaretz]

• Export restrictions on Gaza will be eased. [NYT]

• The Israeli Air Force bombed three sites in Gaza in response to yesterday’s mortar attack. [YNet]

• The end of the U.S. push for a building freeze is a rebuke to both sides. [NYT]

• Speaking of which, U.S. Middle East Peace Envoy George Mitchell will return to the region next week for more indirect negotiations. [LAT]

• Heda Kovaly, Czech Holocaust memoirist, is dead. She was 91. [NYT]