Friday, July 10, 2009


* Netanyahu aide: No Golan pullout for peace Israel will not withdraw from the entire Golan Heights in return for a peace deal with Syria.

* IDF and Iran already Engaged in 'Cyber War' While Israel has publicly refrained from striking Iran, a secret “cyber war” may have already begun.

* G8 pledges to boost food supplies Leaders of the G8 developed nations have pledged $20bn (£12bn) for efforts to boost food supplies to the hungry, on the final day of a summit in Italy.

* Kurds Defy Baghdad, Laying Claim to Land and Oil With little notice, Kurdistan’s leaders are moving forward on a new constitution, alarming some Iraqis and Americans.

* Israel orders 1st stealth F-35 squadron Israel moved a step closer to receiving its first stealth fighter jets this week after the Israel Air Force submitted an official Letter of Request (LOR) to the Pentagon to purchase its first squadron of 25 F-35 stealth fighter jets.

* China reimposes curfew in Urumqi A night-time curfew has been reimposed in the restive western Chinese city of Urumqi.

* Dead Sea Faces Lively Competition as World Wonder The Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, confirmed its place for consideration in the next stage of the international competition to grade the seven natural wonders of the world.

* Hamas-style education A children's show on Hamas' TV network aired a special episode last week dedicated to female suicide bomber Reem Salah al-Riyashi.

* German FM: Settlements remain obstacle to peace Chances for peace in the Middle East are better than at any time in the past 15 years, but Israeli settlements remain an obstacle.

* 'Iran could build bomb within a year' Both the US and Israel believe Iran has the technical capacity to build one nuclear bomb within a year if it decides to do so.

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