Monday, October 12, 2009


* PM to Arab citizens: Don't believe lies Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday called on Israeli-Arabs not to be deceived by "lies" about Israel digging under the Temple Mount.

* Preparing for Service in the Rebuilt Temple Jews in the town of Mitzpe Yericho are taking practical steps to prepare for the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, by preparing descendants of Cohanim (priests) and Levites for service.

* Turkey drops joint drill because of IAF In another sign of continued tensions between Ankara and Jerusalem, the Turkish military canceled a planned joint exercise with the Israel Air Force scheduled for this week, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

* After drill cancellation, Barak says Turkey major player in ME Following Turkey's cancellation of a joint military exercise on Sunday, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that "despite the ups and downs, Turkey continues to be a major player in our region."

* N Korea 'test-fires five rockets' North Korea has test-fired five short-range missiles off the east coast of the peninsula, South Korea's Yonhap news agency has reported.

* Dollar Reaches Breaking Point as Banks Shift Reserves Central banks flush with record reserves are increasingly snubbing dollars in favor of euros and yen, further pressuring the greenback after its biggest two- quarter rout in almost two decades.

* Interpol to help UN in peacekeeping missions Interpol, the global police organization, said Monday it will provide enhanced technical and advisory support to the United Nations in the world body's peacekeeping missions worldwide.

* Jordan threatened to expel Israel envoy over Temple Mount clashes Jordan threatened to expel Israel's ambassador to the Kingdom last week in the event of Israel choosing to forcibly enter the Temple Mount during clashes in Jerusalem.

* Poland ratifies Lisbon Treaty as Czech cloud hangs overhead Polish President Lech Kaczynski signed the Lisbon Treaty at a ceremony in Warsaw.

* Clinton to press Russia on Iran, arms control US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton travels to Russia on Monday hoping to win Moscow's backing for a strong stance on Iran's nuclear program and looking for progress on a new arms control pact.

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