Monday, November 17, 2008


* Olmert calls for world to stop Iran nuclear bomb PM tells 'General Assembly' of Jewish leaders Islamic Republic 'has not terminated its pursuit of nuclear weapons; free world must do whatever it can to prevent nuclear Iran'

* Hezbollah, an Imminent Danger CIA Director Michael Hayden said last week that al-Qaida was still the largest threat to the United States.

* We'll go to war over Hebron house, warn settlers Right-wing activists say they have no intention of complying with High Court ruling they must evacuate disputed property.

* Iraqi ministers agree to extend U.S. military presence The Iraqi cabinet overwhelmingly approved the security agreement that sets the conditions for the continued U.S. presence.

* Summit shows times have changed The G20 summit in Washington was a striking event first of all for who was there.

* ElBaradei confirms uranium found at bombed Syrian site The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog said the agency needs more transparency from Syria and other nations.

* Poll: Most Americans want US to back Israel Most US citizens believe America should stand behind Israel, a poll found this week.

* Was the Aksa Mosque built over the remains of a Byzantine church? Archeological archives show a Byzantine mosaic floor underneath the Temple Mount's Aksa Mosque that was likely the remains of a church or a monastery.

* Turkey is Becoming More Active in Global Politics The last few years we have seen Turkey beginning to emerge from its shell and play a greater role in regional politics.

* Crisis likely to bolster far right in EU parliament Extreme right parties, from anti-immigrant and xenophobic populists to outright neo-fascists, are almost certain to increase their presence in the European Parliament after the 2009 elections.