Friday, May 22, 2009


* Netanyahu: Jerusalem holy sites will remain Israeli forever Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Thursday that all of Jerusalem would always remain under Israeli sovereignty.

* Mullen: Iran with nukes 'calamitous' Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said Thursday that the consequences of Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon would be "calamitous".

* IAF holds drill simulating all-out war Israel Air Force squadrons took part in a large scale drill simulating war on all fronts over the past four days.

* French official says Jerusalem is the capital of two states One day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed never to divide Jerusalem, and pledged to keep the capital united under Israeli sovereignty, the French harshly condemned the comments.

* 'Israel plans to kill Hassan Nasrallah' Israel is plotting to assassinate Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah, and its upcoming home front drill is in fact a general rehearsal for the anticipated repercussions of the targeted killing.

* Right seeking alternatives to 2-states It is not an uncommon occurrence when plans to solve the conflict with the Palestinians are presented in the Knesset, but it is unprecedented when several diplomatic alternatives are raised in one afternoon by the Right.

* Russia alarmed over new EU pact Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned the European Union not to turn a proposed partnership with former Soviet countries against Moscow.

* '1 in 4 Israelis would consider leaving country if Iran gets nukes' Some 23 percent of Israelis would consider leaving the country if Iran obtains a nuclear weapon.

* Pakistani troops encircle Taliban base in Swat Troops are encircling Taliban militants in their mountain base as well as the main town in the Swat Valley.

* Bill to 'fortify Jerusalem' would require 80 MKs to change capital's boundaries On the anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, MKs from five factions representing both the coalition and the opposition submitted a bill on Thursday that would require a supermajority vote within the Knesset.