On April 1 the world will learn that Iran and Israel are forming a joint state, called Israen. The official religion will be Judaism, and Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, will become the Chief Rabbi. The signing ceremony will take place at the Vatican.
Also, in a move to fix America's finances, President Obama will pardon crooked financier Bernie Madoff and appoint him head of the Treasury. His first mission will be to China, in the president's words, "to offer the Chinese a new scheme to buy back their Treasury bills."
And in sporting news, the NFL will announce that, out of respect for the rest of the world (for whom "football" is what Americans calls "soccer"), it will no longer call its sport "football," but "kickball." The NFL will be renamed the NKL.
While the origins of April Fools' Day are in doubt--claimants stretch from the ancient Persians to King Charles IX of France (not a joke)--what is certain is that people across the world will be falling for April Fools' Day hoaxes. Everyone from Internet giants like