Prime Minister Netanyahu earlier this week.(Gali Tibbon - Pool/Getty Images)

• Following this week’s attacks on Israeli diplomatic staff, Prime Minister Netanyahu called on the world to condemn Iran, which he blames. [Haaretz]

• Homs, Syria’s third-largest city, is under particularly intense bombardment as President Assad remains defiant. [NYT]

• Thomas Friedman compares Assad to his bloodthirsty father. [NYT]

• As his preferred candidate, Newt Gingrich, flails, billionaire casino magnate and top Republican donor Sheldon Adelson seems to have a new agenda: keep Rick Santorum from winning the nomination. [WSJ]

• Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust museum, is booming, even as some worry Israel is creeping too close to a victimhood/Auschwitz mentality. [NYT]

• The Pekingese won Best in Show. Lame. [NYT]