• France will send Lebanon 100 anti-tank missiles, no strings attached. [Haaretz]
• Jeffrey Picower’s estate will pay the $7.2 billion it earned from fraud to Irving Picard, the man overseeing the liquidation of Madoff’s firm . [Bloomberg]
• Rahm shows the world what’s in his crawlspace. No, that’s not a euphemism for anything. [Gawker]
• Does Israel need the West Bank to remain secure? Not according to Martin van Creveld, an Israeli military historian. [Forward]
Yesterday was Jane Austen’s 235th birthday and in honor of the marriage obsessed writer’s milestone, here’s a romantic YouTube video proposal making the rounds. With Muppets. Austen, here’s how we do romance in the 21st Century. (And if the couple is Jewish, do you think they’d make a Muppet marriage with a mini chuppah? A girl can dream.)
Dvora Meyers is a journalist and author based in Brooklyn.