Tuesday, August 28, 2007


* Israel offers Palestinians control of Ramallah, Nablus and Jenin The teams of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met in Jerusalem Tuesday, ahead of a private meeting between the two leaders.

* Turkish army issues new warning Turkey's powerful armed forces chief has warned that "centres of evil" are trying to undermine the secular state.

* Archeologists slam authorities over Muslim dig A group of Israeli archeologists on Monday renewed their blistering condemnation of the Antiquities Authority for authorizing Muslim officials to carry out a dig on Jerusalem's Temple Mount.

* France's Sarkozy raises prospect of Iran airstrikes French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday a diplomatic push by the world's powers to rein in Tehran's nuclear program was the only alternative to "an Iranian bomb or the bombing of Iran."

* J'lem worried by Iranian owned anti-ship missile The recent delivery of an advanced Russian-made anti-ship missile to Iran has defense officials concerned it will be transferred to Syria and Hizbullah.

* France eases stance on EU Turkey talks In a softening of his stance towards Turkey, French president Nicolas Sarkozy has said he will not obstruct EU negotiations with ankara.

* Turkey set to elect new president Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul is expected to be elected as president amid warnings from the military against undermining the secular constitution.

* "We Are Going to Get Hit Again" Al Qaeda has an active plot to hit the West. The United States knows about it but doesn’t have enough tactical detail to issue a precise warning.

* The Future of the Workplace: No Office, Headquarters in Cyberspace Imagine a work world with no commute, no corporate headquarters and perhaps not even an office in the physical world at all.

* Yaalon, Peres (1978) Weigh in Against Palestinian State Amidst continuing diplomatic efforts to form a Palestinian state, former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon weighs in with words of warning against the initiative.