• Sarah Palin accused some of “manufactur[ing] a blood libel”—her way, borrowed from this essay, of saying they accused some of helping cause the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Er, not what the blood libel is. [Ben Smith]
• Former Secretary of State George Shultz asked President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard. [Ynet]
• Prime Minister Netanyahu insists sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program have so far been insufficient, and that more are required. [WSJ]
• The IDF bombed three Gaza targets, with no casualties. [Ynet]
• Munich is bidding on the 2018 Winter Olympics. The last Olympics it hosted—the summer games of ’72—were of course the site of the massacre of the Israeli team. [JTA]
• English Jewish book critic and essayist John Gross died at 75. [NYT]
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.