Had Israeli Healh Ministry bigwig Yakov Litzman, had his way, Israel would have spent its 61st birthday free of swine flu. Litzman, from the hareidi United Torah Judaism party, declared that "swine flu," in deference to the sensitivity of Jewish and Muslim Israelis, will heretofore be referred to as "Mexican flu." Alas, this did not sit well with Mexican Mexicans, and after protests from the Mexican gov’t, Israel announced that it would remain "swine flu." No word yet on how Israeli pigs feel. And on that note, happy birthday, Israel!