Tuesday, March 23, 2010


* Netanyahu reaffirms 'right to build' in Jerusalem Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asserted Israel's "right to build" in Jerusalem, following a row with the US over plans for new homes in the city.

* Hillary Clinton warns Israel faces 'difficult' choices US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on Israel to make "difficult but necessary choices" if it wants a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

* 'Peace talks after settlement freeze' The Palestinians would agree to hold indirect talks with Israel if they received assurances that the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would abide by the recent Quartet demand for a total freeze on settlement construction.

* Mars as you've never seen it before: The colossal ice walls that show another side of the Red Planet It looks like a filmmaker's apocalyptic vision of Earth following a devastating natural disaster.

* Turkey's Governing Party Proposes Changes in the Constitution Members of Parliament from Turkey's religious conservative governing party proposed constitutional changes on Monday that would make it harder to ban political parties and easier to prosecute military officials in civilian courts.

* U.S. Officials Meet Iraqi Leader After Recount Call The two top American officials in Iraq met Monday with Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki after his endorsement over the weekend of a recount in the parliamentary elections incited fears of a political crisis.

* Polls: Israelis View Obama as Pro-Arab A lopsided plurality of 42 percent of Israelis view U.S. President Barack Obama as pro-Arab.

* Commission set for limited role on 2020 targets Draft conclusions for this week's European Summit (25-26 March) suggest EU leaders are preparing to give the European Commission only a limited role.

* Rabbi Druckman: The Almighty, not Obama, Has World in His Hands U.S. President Barack Obama thinks he guides the world, but the truth is that the Almighty is behind the wheel, Bnei Akiva Yeshivot chairman Rabbi Chaim Druckman said.

* Obama, Netanyahu to meet at White House US President Barack Obama is meeting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday at the White House.

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