Tuesday, October 06, 2009


* Temple Mt. access to remain restricted Following another day of Arab violence in Jerusalem, access to the Temple Mount was to remain restricted on Tuesday to Muslim men over the age of 50 and women.

* The demise of the dollar In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil.

* 'We'll pay any price to defend Al Aksa' After Israeli ministers called for his indictment on Tuesday morning, a defiant Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement's northern branch, said that he and his supporters "would pay any price to defend the Aksa [Mosque]" in Jerusalem.

* UN calls for new reserve currency The United Nations called on Tuesday for a new global reserve currency to end dollar supremacy which has allowed the United States the "privilege" of building a huge trade deficit.

* 'Hall of Ages' uncovered within Western Wall tunnels As police forces guarded the closed-off Temple Mount Monday, a group of visitors accompanied by a Jewish-Ukrainian philanthropist toured Jerusalem's Western Wall tunnels.

* Riots in Jerusalem Guided by Global Jihad Amnon Lin, a former Knesset Member and authority on the Middle East, told Israel National News' Hebrew-language radio that a segment of the Arab-Israeli community is taking its orders from global jihadist organizations.

* Gates blames past lack of troops for Taliban edge Defense Secretary Robert Gates blamed the Taliban's revival on a past failure to deploy enough troops to Afghanistan.

* Jewish Purchases in Jerusalem Fuel PA Fears Jewish efforts and successes in spurring on the historic process of the national return to Jerusalem have the Palestinian Authority concerned.

* 'Jewish' Ahmadinejad is a Fraud According to experts on Iranian history and culture, the recent Daily Telegraph article purporting to show that Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is Jewish is a fraud.

* Gold hits record high Gold hit a record high at $1,036.40 an ounce as the dollar dropped on a report, later denied, that Gulf Arab states were considering abandoning the U.S. currency for oil trade.