• The United States is planning to sell “bunker-buster” bombs to the United Arab Emirates as a counter to Iran. [WSJ]

• Supreme Leader Khamanei himself spoke out, warning that those who attack Iran “should prepare themselves for strong slaps in the face and the iron fists.” Oh, so you wanna slap, huh? [WP]

• In fact, according to one expert, the regime feels confident solely because of its nuclear weapons program, which it sees as the one guarantor of its stability. [Haaretz]

• The regional U.S. undersecretary of State called the fall of the Assad regime “inevitable.” [JPost]

• UNESCO formally complained over a cartoon in (of all places) Haaretz that showed Prime Minister Netanyahu ordering soldiers to bomb UNESCO. God it’s called satire. [Haaretz]

• A misunderstanding at a Hebron checkpoint led Israeli soldiers to shoot and kill a Jewish settler. [Haaretz/Forward]