• President Obama says he wants peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians to begin stat; envoy George Mitchell is on his way to the region now to try to make it happen. [Reuters]
• Meanwhile, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to lay out his own peace plan next week. [NYT]
• And some good news: A pro-Western party has defeated Hezbollah in Lebanon’s parliamentary election. [AP]
• But Hungary might be about to elect a candidate from a far right anti-Jewish and anti-Roma party to the European Parliament. [BosNewsLife]
• Alysa Stanton, the first black woman rabbi, was ordained Saturday. [Time]
• The man who attacked a military center in Arkansas also researched potential Jewish targets. [JTA]
• And, in separate incidents, Serbian Orthodox and Jewish graves were desecrated in Serbia. [UPI]