• What’s going to happen in September, when the settlement freeze ends? No one knows, and the Israeli government is sending mixed signals. All of which arguably makes direct talks more helpful. [WP]
• President Abbas plans to tell the Arab League to reject direct talks on the grounds that the “proximity talks” haven’t yet achieveved enough. [Reuters/Haaretz]
• Emily Henochowicz, the Jewish American girl struck in the eye by a tear-gas canister at a pro-flotilla protest in Israel a few months ago, now lies at the center of a dispute over who should pay her hospital bill. [NYT]
• Commercial airline pilots worry that new Israeli security protocol, requiring a code before landing, could end up leaving planes vulnerable to actions from the Israeli Air Force. [NYT]
• Israel bulldozed 45 Bedouin homes in the Negev, the largest such razing in awhile. [LAT]
• Heirs to a Hungarian Jewish banker filed a U.S. federal lawsuit against the Hungarian government demanding it account for and return more than $100 million of their benefactor’s art it came to possess after the war. [NYT]
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.