Monday, March 02, 2009


* Iran's uranium is enough for a bomb Iran has enough nuclear material to build a bomb, the United States' most senior military commander has said.

* Mideast envoy Tony Blair visits Gaza Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair visited the Gaza Strip on Sunday morning to discuss reconstruction efforts in the territory.

* We cannot afford more setbacks Hillary Clinton called for urgent action to break the cycle of Mideast violence and to move toward peace in the region.

* No money to Gaza until rockets stop Prime Minister-designate Netanyahu voiced serious reservations about money going into the Gaza Strip for reconstruction before the rocket fire on Israel has stopped.

* Next Step After Middle East Talks: A Major War? A senior diplomat said that "a major regional war is not inconceivable."

* Palestinians Take First New Reconciliation Steps The Palestinian factions realized that the time is ripe to launch reconciliation talks to end the deep rifts that were threatening their cause for self-determination.

* Netanyahu still hoping for broad gov't Prime Minister-designate Netanyahu told Likud members that he has not yet given up hope of forming a unity government with Labor.

* Islamic banks better in crisis Indonesian President Yudhoyono has called on Islamic banks to take a leadership role in the global economy, amid the financial crisis.

* Israel planning 73,300 new homes in West Bank A report by the Israeli left-wing NGO Peace Now says that the government is planning to build more than 73,300 new housing units in the West Bank.

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