• Two Palestinian legislators associated with Hamas were arrested while protesting at the Red Cross in East Jerusalem. [NYT]

• Meanwhile, Netanyahu ordered an investigation into Mufti Mohammed Hussein, Jerusalem’s top Muslim cleric, after he gave a speech that quoted a religious text referencing the murder of Jews. [JTA]

• The Syrian government rejected calls from the Arab League for President Assad to step down. [Washington Post]

• Sen. Mark Kirk, the 52-year-old U.S. Senator from Chicago who helped create the latest Iran sanctions, successfully underwent surgery after suffering a stroke. [JTA]

• Ancient Jewish scrolls, most likely belonging to Jewish merchants on the Silk Road, were discovered in northern Afghanistan and are currently in London. [Reuters/Yahoo]

• The man convicted in 1995 of killing Jewish Defense League founder Rabbi Meir Kahane has been denied the request for a new trial. [NYT]