Monday, October 05, 2009


* Muslims in Jerusalem are ungrateful Jerusalem's Muslim residents are "ungrateful," the city's police chief, Cmdr. Aharon Franco said Monday, in the wake of recent clashes between police and Palestinian rioters in the Old City.

* After Vote, Debate Shifts to New European Leader Ireland’s vote to ratify the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty has finally cleared the way for the creation of a powerful new president, intended to elevate the 27-nation bloc’s standing on the global stage.

* ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei said Sunday that "Israel is number one threat to Middle East" with its nuclear arms.

* Jordan slams Jerusalem for Temple Mount disturbances Jordan rebuked Israel for violent clashes the erupted on the Temple Mount and expressed dismay at Jerusalem's decision to close the compound.

* Thousands of Christian pilgrims arrive to fulfill ancient Succot prophecy The voices of thousands of Christian pilgrims worshiping "Yehoshua Christ" echoed for miles over the hills of the Judean Desert late Friday night - the first night of Succot.

* Hamas children's TV program again calls for the slaughter of Jews A popular Hamas children's program that usually gives advice to youngsters, such as instructing them to listen to their parents, aired a call for the "slaughter" of Jews in Israel late last month.

* Pope warns of new colonialism Pope Benedict has warned that a form of colonialism continues to blight Africa.

* Jerusalem united! Benjamin Disraeli, the prime minister of the United Kingdom at the turn of the 20th century, had a special way of taking on detractors who heckled him as a Jew when he rose to speak in parliament.

* UN: Russia should reform immigration practices Russia should ease barriers to immigration in order to reduce the impact of labor shortages, slower economic growth and other pressures brought on by its ongoing demographic crisis.

* Russian FM: Iran enrichment deal just needs finalizing Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that a plan for his country to help enrich uranium for an Iranian reactor has yet to be finalized, in the highest-level Russian confirmation of a tentative agreement reached between Teheran and six world powers last week.