• Hillary Clinton, after affirming that Israel and the United States are on the same page viz. Iran, was unusually blunt in explaining that she has “no expectation” that Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard will be released. [Haaretz]

• A Hebrew University researcher has a study showing that millions of Africans either practice Judaism or consider themselves to be Jewish. [YNet]

• The ever-controversial philanthropist and political bankroller Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam have pledged $13 million to reduce Birthright Israel waiting lines. [JTA]

• Gadhafi’s Protocol Chief claims that Gadhafi’s mother was Jewish. Hooray? [Jewish Journal]

• The Hebrew National kerfuffle has yielded some thoughtful writing on the practice of keeping Kosher. [Jewcy]