BERLIN - MARCH 04: Egyption President Hosni Mubarak speaks to the media following talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery (Bundeskanzleramt) on March 4, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

• Although earlier reports claimed he wad dead, overthrown dictator of Egypt Hosni Mubarak is lying in critical condition in the hospital. [NYT]

• A report by blamed by State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss blames Interior Minister Eli Yishai for “grave negligence” in handling the 2010 Carmel forest fire. Amazingly enough, unless you know anything about the man, Yishai already released a video in his own defense. [Times of Israel]

• A Washington Post investigation found that the Flame computer virus infecting Iranian computers was developed by Switzerland and the Vatican Israel and the U.S. [WaPo]

• The Dutch senate has nixed a ban on Kosher and Halal slaughter after reaching a deal with religious leaders. [Times of Israel/JTA]

• The Department of Justice is investigating three American tax preparers for moving their clients money into Israel as a tax haven. [CNBC]

• A man claiming to be a member of Al-Qaeda is holding four hostages at bank in Toulouse, the city where another Al-Qaeda inspired man killed 3 soldiers, 3 Jewish children and a rabbi. [Haaretz]