U.S. ambassador Robert Ford in Syria earlier this month.(Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

• Unnamed Israeli officers allege that some aboard the flotilla may be planning to attack IDF soldiers and have links to Hamas. [Haaretz]

• Several Republicans are calling on President Obama to recall his ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, who when appointed became the first U.S. envoy to Damascus in several years. [WP]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu’s newly harsh treatment of certain Hamas prisoners prompted others to go on a hunger strike. [Haaretz]

• A daughter congratulates her mother on her bat mitzvah at 60, and meditates on the expanded meaning of the concept of l’dor v’dor. [WP]

• Rachel Weisz, a real Jew recently divorced from real Jew Darren Aronofsky, eloped with professional fake Jew Daniel Craig. [LAT Ministry of Gossip]

• The Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun, profiled. He is one of only two players whose contract runs through 2020. [NYT]

Omri Casspi has come to terms with the sad fact that he will never be a pilot, and instead is relegated to a life of playing professional basketball.