More about the documentary "Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner" at Sundance (in which Kushner discusses, among other issues, growing up Jewish and gay in Louisiana) here from Reuters.

Yedioth Aharonoth reports that Israel planned to have bin Laden killed in 1996.

(JTA) Ariel Sharon could be moved to a coma-care hospital. Two doctors from Loewenstein Hospital Rehabilitation Center, which specializes in long-term care for comatose patients, visited the Israeli prime minister’s bedside Wednesday. Political sources said that Sharon, 77, who has been unconscious since a Jan. 4 stroke, could eventually be moved to Lowenstein if doctors at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem do not succeed in reviving him.

Israel enjoyed a 27% increase in tourism in 2005 over the previous year, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Travel Daily News.

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Ari Shavit, a columnist for Ha'aretz, has an interesting article about Ariel Sharon and his legacy in the January 23 & 30 print edition of The New Yorker; online is a q&a with the author.


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