Wednesday, September 23, 2009


* 'It's time to move forward,' Obama demands Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu emerged from his meeting with US President Barack Obama and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday saying that the Palestinians had dropped their preconditions for negotiations.

* PM, Abbas draw contrasting conclusions Abbas himself announced that nothing less than an Israeli withdraw to the 1967 borders would enable resuming peace talks.

* U.S. to push for new economic world order at G20 The United States will urge world leaders this week to launch a new push in November to rebalance the world economy.

* Egypt: Probe Israeli nuke capabilities Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit sent a message to the UN Security Council last week, reiterating his support for non-proliferation and imploring the 15 member countries to investigate Israel's nuclear capabilities.

* Al-Qaida predicts Obama's fall by Muslim nation Al-Qaida on Tuesday released a new 106-minute long video predicting President Barack Obama's downfall at the hands of the Muslim world.

* Obama to give maiden UN address US President Barack Obama is due to deliver his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

* Holy Temple Mikveh Discovered Near Western Wall A 2,000-year-old mikveh (ritual bath) has been uncovered just 20 meters from the Western Wall.

* In U.S., Netanyahu refuses to rule out military strike on Iran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave no clue in a series of U.S. television interviews on Tuesday whether Israel might opt to attack Iran.

* Terrorism and nukes top General Assembly agenda More than 120 world leaders meet Wednesday on the heels of a climate change summit to tackle other crucial issues on the international agenda.

* EU unveils new 'super-regulators' The European Union (EU) has unveiled plans for new "super-regulators" across the banking sectors in Europe.