• Gabrielle Giffords has recovered enough to pray in Hebrew and eat Matzoh ball soup, “as we know it is Jewish Penicillin,” says Houston Rabbi David Lyon, who is filling in for Giffords’ Rabbi Stephanie Aaron (who you can read about here). [Khou]

• Hillary Clinton announced today that the State Department has evidence that Robert Levinson, who disappeared in Iran in 2007, is alive somewhere Southwest Asia. She asked the Iranian government for help finding him. [AP]

• Gadaffi tried to set up a “Libyan political party”… in the Knesset. [JPost]

• Jews are increasingly joining the protests in Madison. [JTA]

• Union demonstrations continued in Israel today, as negotiations are held to avoid a 10,000 worker strike. [Haaretz]

• A delegation from Hamas is meeting in Damascus to discuss a new proposal by international mediators to release Gilad Shalit. [JPost]