Defense Minister Barak in front of an Iron Dome launcher.(David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty )

• Led by the United States, Western countries are circulating a U.N. Security Council draft resolution that would impose additional sanctions on top Syrian officials, including President Assad, and dictate that those responsible for civilians deaths “be held accountable.” Russia, a major arms-trader with Syria, is staunchly opposed. [Turtle Bay]

• Israel launched airstrikes into Gaza and killed the Islamic Jihad member who bankrolled last week’s attacks; in response, rockets were launched from Gaza. [AP/WP]

• Israel also moved to fortify its southern defenses. [Haaretz]

• Meanwhile, Egypt is reportedly planning to destroy some of the smuggling tunnels to Gaza. [JPost]

• The Jewish Museum chose Claudia Gould, whose background is contemporary art and who grew up in an interfaith household, as its new head. [NYT]

• Omri Casspi will in fact not play for his old club, Maccabi Tel Aviv, during the NBA lockout due to the high taxes he would face as an Israeli. [Haaretz]