Saturday, May 29, 2010


* UN talks back conference on nuclear-free Middle East Nearly 200 nations, signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), have agreed to work towards a nuclear-weapons-free zone in the Middle East.

* 'Israel is an obstacle to peace' Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal on Friday called Israel "the obstacle" to peace in the Middle East and urged the US to "deal with this reality and not put pressure on the Palestinian or the Arab side."

* Satellite Pictures Seen of Hizbullah Base on Syrian Soil Hizbullah terrorists are running weapons to Lebanon from secret arms depots in Syria where the terrorists have been accorded their own living quarters, arms storage site and a fleet of trucks, according to the London Times.

* Israel: NPT deal hypocritical Jerusalem sources wonder why Israel only state mentioned in Non-Proliferation Treaty conference, which called for inspection of its nuclear facilities.

* Hamas: Flotilla shows whole world opposes Gaza siege The Hamas leader in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh said Saturday that if Israel behaved like pirates and attacked the international Freedom Flotilla carrying 10,000 tons of aid meant for Gaza, then the Palestinians will have won.

* Iraq's al-Maliki says he's only party PM nominee Iraq's prime minister said Saturday he is the only nominee from his political party to run the nation's next government, rejecting suggestions of a consensus candidate to satisfy those concerned about his leadership.

* 'Iran critics must get rid of nukes' Nations criticizing an Iranian nuclear fuel-swap deal brokered by Brazil and Turkey should eliminate their own nuclear weapon stockpiles, Turkey's leader said Friday.

* US turns 'charm offensive' on Jews The first-ever Jewish America Heritage Month celebration at the White House on Thursday underscored the Obama administration's determination not to be locked into Washington's conventional notions of Jewish leadership.

* China faces pressure to act over North Korea at summit China is to face renewed pressure from South Korea to censure North Korea over the sinking of one of the South's warships, amid rising tensions.

* Toronto prepares to walk with Israel Residents of Toronto, Canada will get a chance to show their love for Israel on Sunday, when an expected 15,000 supporters will join the annual day-long UJA Walk with Israel.

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