Monday, April 20, 2009


* Israel prepares to mark Holocaust Day The State of Israel will pause Monday night in memory of the six million Jews who perished from 1933-1945, as the country marks the start of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

* Delegates walk out on Ahmadinejad at Geneva As Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the eradication of Israel to the UN, delegates walked out and his speech was continually interrupted.

* Al Qaeda Calls for Attack on Jerusalem While the eyes of the world are focused on the Durban II racism conference in Geneva, the international al-Qaeda terrorist organization issued a new call for an attack on Israel.

* Peres: Racist UN conference disgraceful President says that he feels "disgraced that a racist conference is opening in Geneva on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, with Iranian President Ahmadinejad as the guest of honor."

* Ahmadinejad at Durban II: Holocaust was pretext for Israel's creation Ahmadinejad branded Israel a "racist government," charging the West with dispossessing the Palestinians "on the pretext of Jewish suffering from World War II."

* MI Chief: Obama Mideast policy threatens Israel Military Intelligence Chief Amos Yadlin said Monday that the Middle East policy of U.S. President Barack Obama's administration could endanger Israel.

* Israel-Arab issue divides EU over anti-racism conference Several EU countries are set to boycott a United Nations conference on racism for fear that it might turn into an anti-semitic platform for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

* Archaeologists hunt for Cleopatra's tomb High on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, buried deep under the crumbling limestone of a temple to the goddess Isis, archaeologists believe the body of Queen Cleopatra may lie.

* Report: Hamas killed, maimed dozens of opponents Hamas directed gunmen to eliminate political opponents and suspected collaborators under the cover of Israel's military offensive in Gaza.

* Saudi king pushes 2002 peace plan in Mitchell meeting Saudi King Abdullah met with US special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell in Riyadh on Sunday.