Rabbi Shmuley Boteach(TCR)

• Israel sent a message through the United States asking Egypt to remove tanks from Sinai, based on the provisions of the Camp David Accords. The Egyptian army has increased its presence as part of a crackdown on violence in the Sinai Desert. [Times of Israel]

• Let the hysteria continue! Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam have each given $250,000 to a super PAC supporting Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s candidacy against the eight-term incumbent Democrat Bill Pascrell. [JTA]

• Iran is touting several improvements to its weapons arsenal. It also plans to build its own fighter jets with plans to unveil them in 2013. [JPost]

• Police are investigating a possible hate crime after raw bacon was found at a Ramadan celebration in New York. [AP]

• Someone might be spreading a vicious rumor that Matt Drudge (of the powerful, never hyperbolic Drudge Report) is a fan of Israeli house music. [Buzzfeed]