Newly Discovered Cistern from the First Temple Era(Israel Antiquities Authority)

• A cistern dating back to the First Temple Period was discovered by archeologists in Jerusalem’s Old City, shedding some light on how Jerusalem residents got their water 2,500 years ago. [Times of Israel]

• Vice Presidential hopeful Cindy Sheehan tried to resign from the ticket she shares with Roseanne Barr, only to find that state policies will keep her attached to the ticket anyway. [Soapbox]

• Uri Rosenthal, the Dutch Foreign Minister, is lobbying the European Union to place Hezbollah on terror group list. [JTA]

• Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords recited the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention yesterday evening. [Daily Mail]

• Avital Chizhik writes on the common ground between Jewish and Muslim women who are young, religious, and unmarried. [NYT]