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Syrian refugees just inside Turkey.(Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Image)

• Israeli embassies are mobilizing to fight hard to deter votes for Palestinian statehood in the U.N. General Assembly, according to secret cables. [Haaretz]

• In a victory for the United States, the International Atomic Energy Agency censured Syria and referred it to the U.N. Security Council for alleged nuclear violations. [WSJ]

• A Syrian refugee problem is starting to mount for Turkey [NYT]

• Yossi Alpher suggests more creative solutions to Gaza then simply continuing the blockade in light of Egypt’s recent opening of the Rafah crossing. [JPost]

• Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Jewish Pennsylvanian, became the first Democrat to call for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign (Rep. Eric Cantor did several days ago). [JTA]

• Leonard B. Stern, who wrote for funny television shows and created Mad Libs, died at 88. [NYT]





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