• Newt Gingrich and Andrew Breitbart spoke at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s summer fundraiser. Tablet was there! More at 10. [WaPo]

• The blog A Gay Girl in Damascus was revealed as a hoax perpetrated by a middle aged American living in Edinburg. He’s apparently a pro-Palestine activist. More on this later. [NYT]

• Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erogan was re-elected to a third term with 50% of vote, but will need to create a consensus to push forward constitutional changes. [JPost]

• A New Yorker has been arrested in Egypt as an Israeli spy. [Haaretz]

• Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad endorsed Israeli Stanley Fischer to head the IMF. [JPost]

• Thousands of Syrians have fled towards the Turkish border after crackdowns. [NYT]

• The first pictures of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot in January have been released. She looks great. [NYT]

• Jorge Serpun, author who wrote about his time in the French resistance and concentration camps, is dead. He was 87. [NYT]

• Al Schwimmer, the man David Ben-Gurion called the Diaspora’s greatest contributor to the survival of Israel, is dead. He was 94. [JTA]