Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
* Jerusalem posters call for 3rd Temple Posters leaving out Al Aksa mosque plastered on buses with east Jerusalem routes.
* Obama resigned to nuclear Iran Bolton says Washington pressuring Israel not to strike nuke facilities.
* Israel won’t change nuclear policy Defense official: No plan to offer concessions regarding purported capability.
* Moscow Metro hit by deadly suicide bombings At least 38 people have been killed after two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow Metro trains in the morning rush hour, officials say.
* Barack Obama rallies forces on visit to Afghanistan Barack Obama has told US forces on his first visit to Afghanistan as US president that they are there to help Afghans to forge a "hard-won peace".
* Passover Closure to Lift for Easter The IDF will impose a closure on Judea, Samaria, and Gaza during the Passover holiday, meaning that Palestinian Authority Arabs will not be allowed to enter Israel during that time.
* Arab League Summit Focused on Jerusalem, "Resistance" The Arab League concluded its 22nd summit in Libya on Sunday without any changes from its longstanding policies.
* Sensors turn skin into gadget control pad Tapping your forearm or hand with a finger could soon be the way you interact with gadgets.
* Erdogan and Merkel spar ahead of Turkey visit The integration of the three million Turkish nationals in Germany has once again emerged as a source of discord between Berlin and Ankara ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Turkey.
* Israeli minister says U.S. boosts Arab hardliners The Obama administration's pressure on Israel to curb settlement activity will bolster Palestinian hardliners and hinder peace efforts.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
* Netanyahu urged to take tough stance during US visit Minister Shalom tells Likud convention PM's trip to Washington crucial because 'US is our greatest ally,' but adds that ruling party 'waved the flag of settlement, in case anyone has forgotten.'
* Khamenei cold to Obama overture Iran's supreme leader accuses US of plotting to overthrow clerical regime.
* Academic Paper in China Sets Off Alarms in U.S. It came as a surprise this month to Wang Jianwei, a graduate engineering student in Liaoning, China, that he had been described as a potential cyberwarrior before the United States Congress.
* Obama Punished Israel by Diverting Anti-Iran Bunker Bombs Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit to the United States this week will include a demand that U.S. President Barack Obama release previously-promised bunker-busting bombs.
* Greek leader warns Berlin that EU at risk if no aid Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou implicitly criticised Germany on Saturday for opposing efforts to help his country out of its fiscal crisis, warning they risked destabilising the EU.
* EU capitals defend Ashton's powers in diplomatic corps EU capitals are calling for more money and clearer powers for the head of the bloc's diplomatic corps, as foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Monday (22 March) to review plans for the new institution.
* Analysis: Is there a shift in US military thinking? Defense officials worried that Petraeus’s comments are harbinger of weakened ties
* Haaretz fiddled with Obama poll Pollster says paper used figures misleadingly to make Obama look good.
* Iraq election commission rejects calls for vote recount Iraq's election commission has rejected calls from the president and prime minister for a recount of votes cast in the general election on 7 March.
* State: Passover Sacrifice Would Provoke Muslims State attorneys asked for the Supreme Court to forbid Jews to bring sacrifices on the Temple Mount.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
* PA calls Arabs to "defend al Aqsa" Top Fatah official: Israel "playing with fire" through Temple Mount "provocations."
* Ashton to push for resumption of Israel-Palestine peace talks On the eve of her first trip to the Middle East, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said she will urge a restart of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
* Abbas: Iran hampering unity talks PA leader says Iran is impeding efforts to reach a deal between Fatah and Hamas.
* Obama aide condemns "destructive" Israeli homes plan Israel's announcement of plans to build 1,600 homes for Jews in East Jerusalem was "destructive" to peace efforts, a top aide to Barack Obama says.
* New Terrorist Weapon: "Lawfare" Twists the Law The recently-formed "Lawfare Project" has launched a new type of strategy to fight Muslim-led manipulation of law in its war against democracy.
* Security Fears: Police Cancel Upcoming Temple Mount Activities In light of security assessments in Jerusalem and the rioting of the past few days there, police have canceled the monthly Temple Mount Gates march, scheduled for this Monday night.
* Turkey calls for more active EU foreign policy Turkey has urged the European Union to seek more influence in the South Caucasus and the Middle East, regions where Ankara already considers itself to be a major player.
* "Arms drive" in South East Asia South East Asian nations are ramping up their military capacity in a move that could destabilize the region.
* Israeli envoy sees "historic crisis" with U.S. Israel and the United States are in a "crisis of historic proportions" over a settlement dispute that has brought relations to a 35-year low, Israel's ambassador to Washington said.
* Israel keeps restrictions on Jerusalem mosque access Israeli police maintained restrictions on access to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound - Islam's third holiest site - for the fourth day running amid tensions in Jerusalem.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
* PA agrees to "proximity talks" Ahead of Biden visit to Israel, Netanyahu to meet with Mitchell again.
* Ashton throws down the gauntlet over Gaza trip EU foreign relations chief Catherine Ashton has said she plans to visit Gaza on her Middle East trip next week, putting Israeli authorities in an awkward position.
* Analysis: Not all VP visits are significant, but this one is Washington wants to ensure that Israel and the US remain on the same page regarding how to deal with Iran.
* Votes being counted in Iraq election Counting is under way in Iraq's elections, with preliminary results expected in several days.
* "Rachel's Tomb was never Jewish" Speaking to Saudi paper, Turkish PM criticizes Israel's nat'l heritage list.
* Internet access is "a fundamental right" Almost four in five people around the world believe that access to the internet is a fundamental right, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.
* SuperPower: Visualizing the internet SuperPower: a season of programs exploring the power of the internet.
* Cyberwar declared as China hunts for the West's intelligence secrets Urgent warnings have been circulated throughout Nato and the European Union for secret intelligence material to be protected from a recent surge in cyberwar attacks originating in China.
* Geert Wilders to the House of Lords: "The Left is facilitating Islamization" It is great to be back in London. And it is great that this time, I got to see more of this wonderful city than just the detention centre at Heathrow Airport.
* Plans emerge for European Monetary Fund Plans for a European Monetary Fund emerged over the weekend as the ongoing debt crisis in Greece forces European politicians to rethink the euro area's institutional architecture.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Monday, March 01, 2010
* Iran: Arab Resistance Key to Demise of World Powers Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalil, says that Palestinian Authority resistance is the key to freedom for Muslims and the demise of western dominance.
* IAF expands training for rapid refueling Exclusive: Long-range destinations like Iran would necessitate risky practice.
* Abdullah: Protect J'lem holy sites Jordan’s king slams Israeli “provocation" after police storm Temple Mt.
* “Zionist regime seeks world control” Ahmadinejad says Israel's existence is "an insult to all of humanity."
* Israel: Syria won't detach from Iran Ya'alon holds "useful" talks with China, discusses sanctions on Teheran.
* Israel simulation prepares for two-front war with Hamas and Hizbullah Israel's military has been exercising for the prospect of a multi-front war.
* Israel shows China evidence of Iran bomb program Delegation to Beijing offers Chinese 'the full intelligence picture available to Israel'.
* Iraqi PM calls pre-vote candidate ban legitimate Iraq's prime minister Sunday defended a ban of candidates with alleged ties to Saddam Hussein's former regime, calling it a legitimate decision that would not affect Sunni turnout at the polls.
* Palestinian Cabinet meeting in Hebron Move aimed at protesting Israel's addition of shrine to list of heritage sites.
* Attempted Army Coup Throws Turkey into Crisis Turkey faces a deep crisis following the arrests by the Erdogan administration of top army commanders who allegedly plotted to bomb mosques and overthrow the increasingly Islamic-oriented government.