• The European Union as well as Turkey have now banned the import of Iranian oil. [WP]

• The guy who wrote that dumb op-ed resigned. [JTA]

• Tablet Magazine contributor Sohrab Ahmari reviews the new book by Trita Parsi, a Lee Smith profile subject. [WSJ]

• Wayne Barrett reports that Newt Gingrich has grown more hawkish on Israel ever since Sheldon Adelson started giving him lots of money. [The Daily Beast]

• The Judah L. Magnes Museum becomes the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the Bancroft Library. Still in the Bay Area, though! [NYT]

• Jewish Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun classily accepted his Most Valuable Player honor in person despite recent allegations that he used illicit performance-enhancing substances. [NYT]

Word is that esteemed Israeli central banker Stanley Fischer wants to succeed Shimon Peres. “Mother, should I run for president?”