Thursday, October 30, 2008


* Syrians stage mass anti-US rally Thousands of people have held a peaceful demonstration in Damascus against an alleged US raid on a village that Syria says killed eight people.

* First Temple-Era Water Tunnel Revealed in Jerusalem A tunnel built thousands of years ago – and which may even have been used during King David's conquest of Jerusalem – has been uncovered in the ancient City of David.

* Iranian source: "Quake" Saturday was nuclear bomb test Israel Insider exclusively reports that a seismic event this weekend in southern Iran may in fact have been a massive underground nuclear bomb test.

* Iran threatens US with suicide bombers Only a few days ahead of the American presidential election, Iranian parliamentary speaker 'Ali Larijani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah 'Ali Khamanai have launched harsh verbal attacks against the United States.

* Financial crisis should not delay US missile shield The global economic downturn and a potential Democratic win in US elections should not delay plans to build parts of a missile shield in Europe.

* U.S. absentee voters in Israel back McCain over Obama by 3-1 A survey of Americans in Israel has found that absentee voters supported Republican John McCain over Barack Obama by a three-to-one margin.

* EU resists calls to send troops to east Congo French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner has suggested the EU should do more to help UN peacekeepers in Congo.

* Turkey interested in Israeli UAVs Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul is in Israel for a two-day visit.

* Israeli diggers find Hebrew text in ancient town An Israeli archaeologist digging at a hilltop south of Jerusalem believes a ceramic shard found in the ruins of an ancient town bears the oldest Hebrew inscription ever discovered.

* Haaretz poll: Likud, Kadima tied at 31; Labor down to 10 seats If elections were held today, the right-wing camp would garner 61 Knesset seats while 58 would go to the center-left.

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