Tuesday, September 01, 2009


* Pentagon worried about Obama's commitment to Afghanistan The prospect that U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal may ask for as many as 45,000 additional American troops in Afghanistan is fueling growing tension within President Barack Obama's administration.

* Iran 'has new nuclear proposal' Iran has prepared a new nuclear proposal and is ready to resume talks on its nuclear program.

* Gaddafi blames Israel for Africa wars Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says much of Africa's violence is due to foreign meddling and that Israel in particular is to blame for stoking conflicts there.

* Syrian DM tells troops to preoare for 'dangers ahead' Syrian Defense Minister Ali Habib called on his troops to increase their training "for the challenges and dangers ahead."

* Assad denies Syria is launch pad for Iraq attacks Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday dismissed Iraqi accusations that his country has been used as a launching pad for violence in Iraq.

* Poland marks 70th anniversary of Nazi invasion Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be among the key foreign leaders participating in Poland's commemoration of the outbreak of World War II on Tuesday.

* The Promised Land a 'New Economic Model for United States' Israel, once in the poorhouse, has turned the economic tables upside down on the United States.

* Obama envisions two years until Mideast peace deal Washington will announce the renewal of talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority through a trilateral summit.

* Libya marks Gaddafi anniversary Libya is beginning a week of celebrations to mark 40 years since the coup that brought Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to power.

* PM to students: Strengthen hold on the land Netanyahu marks new school year with tour of several schools across country; 'we advocate education that stresses values, Zionism and a love of the land,' he tells religious students in Sdeh Eliyahu.