Monday, August 17, 2009


* US shouldn't tell Jews where to live Former Arkansas governor and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee says the US has taken too harsh a stance against Israel on the issue of settlements.

* Mubarak in Washington In February 1982 when Hosni Mubarak made his first visit to Washington as Egypt's president, it was Ronald Reagan who was waiting for him in the White House.

* Settlers: Rabbis' support for dismantling of outpost homes not a precedent Rabbi Haim Druckman ruled it was permitted according to Halacha to voluntarily evacuate three modular homes at the unauthorized Bnei Adam outpost.

* Deadly blasts hit Iraq market Two bomb blasts in a crowded Baghdad market have killed at least eight people and wounded 21, Iraqi officials say.

* Anti-gay attacks on rise in Iraq Gay Iraqi men are being murdered in what appears to be a co-ordinated campaign involving militia forces.

* Twitter tweets are 40% babble A study of messages sent by users of micro-blogging site Twitter finds that 40% of tweets are "pointless babble".

* Google Goes Palestinian Google, which came online 10 years ago with its leading internet search engine, has taken a political stand, opening up a domain specifically for Palestinian Authority and Gaza Arabs.

* World's smallest laser unveiled The spaser promises ultrafast nanocircuits.

* Mubarak: Peace Now, Israel Later Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, several hours before his scheduled meeting on Monday with U.S. President Barack Obama, said that the Arab world will not make any gestures towards Israel until a regional treaty is signed.

* Peres heads to Russia for state visit President Shimon Peres travels to Russia for a two-day state visit at the invitation of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

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