The famed Mavi Marmara, docked in Istanbul over the weekend.(Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images)

• Palestinian reconciliation seems to have occurred more in word than deed. [Reuters]

• Ditto the opening of the Rafah crossing from Egypt to Gaza. [NYT]

• One ship in the flotilla set to sail for Gaza this month will have 34 Americans, including novelist Alice Walker and a child of Holocaust survivors. The ship’s name? “The Audacity of Hope.” [NYT]

• Though the sabotaged Egyptian pipeline has been repaired, natural gas continues not to flow from it to Israel, as well as Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. [NYT]

• The French foreign minister presented a peace plan in Ramallah based on the 1967 lines in an effort to get talks started up. [DPA/Haaretz]

• The United States will boycott a September U.N. conference against racism—it’s being referred to as “Durban III” after the 2001 conference in Durban, South Africa, at which Zionism was notoriously equated with racism. [Ben Smith]