Monday, November 12, 2007


* Steinitz: Egypt letting Hamas build an army Egypt effectively condoned Hamas's takeover of the Gaza Strip in June 2007, and has since stood by and allowed Hamas to build an army.

* Alternative 'Jewish Sovereignty' Summit Planned A dozen Jewish organizations have united to hold a "summit" calling for Jewish sovereignty over all of the Land of Israel.

* Erekat: We won't accept Jewish Israel Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat on Monday rejected Israel's demand that the Palestinians acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state.

* Israel on alert for Syria airstrike The defensive missile shield around Israel's Dimona nuclear reactor was placed on red alert 30 times last week amid fears of an airstrike by Syria.

* Peres, Gul at odds over Iran nuke threat President Shimon Peres met his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul for several hours on Monday and the two discussed a wide range of issues, including the Iranian nuclear threat, the fate of Israel's captured soldiers, Gilad Schalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, and the upcoming peace conference due to take place in Annapolis.

* Five dead in Gaza rally shootings At least five people have been killed and about 100 are reported to have been wounded after gunfire broke out at a rally attended by Fatah supporters in Gaza.

* Iran president attacks 'traitors' Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denounced as "traitors" those in Iran who have criticised its nuclear programme.

* Cloning: a giant step For the first time, scientists have created dozens of cloned embryos from adult primates.

* Intel to Unveil Chips for Improving Video Quality on the Web Intel plans to announce a family of microprocessor chips on Monday that it says will speed the availability of high-definition video via the Internet.

* Muslim's party could decide Danish vote A campaign poster for this week's national elections evoked some of quiet Denmark's most turbulent days.

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