• A controversial bill to require Knesset members to swear loyalty to “the State of Israel as a Jewish, Zionist, democratic state” came up for debate today. The legislation is supported by Avigdor Lieberman’s right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party. [JPost]
• Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reportedly insisted to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that East Jerusalem be on the table during final-status talks. [Arutz Sheva]
• Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat accused Israel of acting like a “spoiled child” on the topic of West Bank settlements. [Haaretz]
• The Websites of two Boulder, Colorado, synagogues were hacked and defaced with anti-Semitic messages. The unidentified culprit goes by the handle Waja (Adi Noor). [Denver Post]
• Tablet Magazine contributing editor Jeffrey Goldberg wonders what former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who lapsed into a coma exactly four years ago, would think now of his decision several years ago to unilaterally withdraw from Gaza. [The Atlantic]