Friday, September 04, 2009


* Chavez tells Israelis to disobey 'genocidal' govt Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told the Israeli people not to support their government, which he described as "genocidal" on Friday.

* US disturbed by Iran defence job The US has said Iran is "taking a step backward" by appointing a cabinet minister suspected of terrorism.

* US 'regrets' Netanyahu's approval of construction The White House on Friday expressed "regret" regarding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to approve construction plans in the West Bank.

* North Korea says uranium program near completion North Korea announced Friday that its process of enriching uranium is nearly complete.

* European defence league poised for debate on dormant pact A group of the EU's major foreign policy players is waiting to find out what happens to the Lisbon Treaty before deciding if it should keep or scrap an old "musketeer" defence pact.

* Jews who escaped Nazis as kids recreate train trip A vintage train carrying Holocaust survivors pulled into London on Friday, ending a three-day trip across Europe.

* Anti-Semitism Thrives on Dutch Social Media Virulent anti-Semitic content thrives on a Dutch social media website used by nearly half of the entire population of Holland.

* PA considering asking EU for sanctions against Israel A Palestinian Authority official told Ynet Friday that his government would consider asking the European Union to impose sanctions on Israel following the prime minister's decision to approve construction plans in West Bank settlements.

* Boosting economy to top G20 talks Finance officials from the Group of 20 richest nations are set to outline a commitment to boosting the global economy when they meet in London later.

* Military leaders: U.S. effort in Afghanistan just beginning Top Pentagon leaders Thursday insisted that despite an expected request for more American troops in Afghanistan.