Tuesday, December 08, 2009


* Foreign Ministry: EU resolution ignores main obstacle to peace A resolution passed by European Union foreign ministers Tuesday to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state "ignores the primary obstacle to achieving a resolution between Israel and the Palestinians."

* Settlers say will fight freeze with all their might Settler leaders on Monday night expressed their reservations over a remark made by Motti Yogev, deputy head of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council.

* Baghdad car bombs cause carnage A series of car bombings has killed at least 127 people and wounded 448 in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

* Chavez: Venezuela acquires thousands of missiles President Hugo Chavez said Monday that Venezuela has received thousands of Russian-made missiles and rocket launchers.

* Mullen: US 'losing war in Afghanistan' US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen painted a disturbing picture on Tuesday, bluntly telling US troops at Ft. Campbell, Ky. - including some bound for Afghanistan - that "we are not winning.

* Russia to supply India with nuclear reactors Russia became the latest country to strike a civil nuclear deal with energy-hungry India on Monday.

* Justice Minister: Jewish law should be binding law in Israel Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman on Monday said he believes Jewish law (Halakha) should be the binding law in Israel.

* Virgin's Branson unveils first commercial spaceship Billionaire Richard Branson Monday unveiled the first commercial passenger spaceship, a sleek black-and-white vessel that represents an expensive gamble on creating a commercial space tourism industry.

* Netanyahu: Syria dropping Golan condition for talks Syria is now willing to negotiate without preconditions, having retracted its earlier insistence that talks could not begin unless Israel first agreed to withdraw from the entire Golan Heights.

* Obama: Turkey 'important player' on Iran In a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday, US President Barack Obama called Turkey an "important player".

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