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• Jewish humor is 350 years old. Must read. [JTA]

• Are you holding onto your hats? Yemen’s president actually apologized for saying the Arab uprising originated in American meddling and “a control room in Tel Aviv.” Brave new world. [Haaretz]

• A long piece on Lori Berenson, convicted terrorist, now free. [NYT Magazine]

• New American Bible translation will remove words lie, “Holocaust” and “Booty” to reflect new understanding. [Reuters]

• In a move sure to calm Julian Assange’s paranoia, Steven Spielberg has purchased the movie rights to two books about Wikileaks. [IBTimes]