Saturday, July 31, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
* EU imposes new Iran sanction Restrictions follow last month's unilateral US sanctions.
* US says Wikileaks could threaten national security The United States has condemned as "irresponsible" the leak of 90,000 military records, saying publication could threaten national security.
* "If Hezbollah strikes, we hit Lebanon" Barak issues warning against resuming rocket attacks from North.
* "Settlements will return to normal" Lieberman, Netanyahu say settlement freeze will end in September.
* Raising the Dead Is the "Red-Dead Sea Conveyance Project" viable?
* "Jews dominate the media" Director Oliver Stone makes anti-Semitic comments, supports Iran.
* Ex-CIA chief: Strike on Iran seems more likely now A former CIA director says military action against Iran now seems more likely because no matter what the U.S. does diplomatically, Tehran keeps pushing ahead with its suspected nuclear program.
* Top U.S. officer warns Afghan war will get worse More NATO troops will die in Afghanistan as violence mounts over the summer, but Washington's goal of turning the tide against the insurgency by year's end is within reach, the top U.S. military officer said.
* NASA's Deep Space Camera Locates Host of "Earths" Scientists celebrated Sunday after finding more than 700 suspected new planets -- including up to 140 similar in size to Earth -- in just six weeks of using a powerful new space observatory.
* Abbas Under Pressure for Direct Talks Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is under intense international pressure to begin holding direct talks with Israel.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
* Half the Public Wants to See Holy Temple Rebuilt Half the Israeli public wants the Holy Temple (Beit HaMikdash) to be rebuilt. This is the main finding of a poll commissioned by the Knesset Television Channel and carried out by the Panels Institute.
* Why I like Tisha Be’Av Without it, Jews could forget essential things.
* Israel convinces US with Credible military plan on Iran Recent media reports suggests Jerusalem has increased diplomatic efforts to persuade White House that credible military option needed.
* Ashton calls on Israel to open border crossings to Gaza On her second trip to the Middle East, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton called on Israel to open border crossings to Gaza and fully lift the "unacceptable" blockade imposed on the Palestinian territory.
* Chris Patten urges bolder EU approach over Middle East conflict Former EU commissioner Chris Patten calls Gaza blockade an immoral failure and says bloc must be more independent
* Gov't Told: 2.5 Million Africans Waiting to Enter Israel Two and a half million Africans are on Egyptian soil, waiting for a chance to cross the border illegally into Israel, Interior Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovich told fellow cabinet ministers Sunday.
* Geert Wilders Forming International Anti-Islam Alliance Dutch anti-Jihadi lawmaker Geert Wilders is forming an international alliance, hoping to ban Muslim immigration into Western countries.
* West believes Mubarak dying Washington Post reports US, European sources closely following Egyptian president's health, believe he has terminal cancer, with 12 – 18 months to live
* Netanyahu, Mubarak discuss 'conditions for peace' Leaders meet in Cairo after delay on Egypt's part, discuss 'terms necessary for two-state solution'
* MESS Report / Political tensions growing in Lebanon over Hariri tribunal If Hezbollah is found to be responsible for 2005 assassination of former Lebanon PM Rafik Hariri, Lebanon will face a grave political crisis.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
* Security by third party, equitable land swap - Abbas' conditions for direct talks In clearest statement yet of demands, Palestinian President says that if Israel agrees to conditions 'in principle' direct talks could begin.
* Human Rights Watch: No freedom, no rights in Syria Report on Assad's failures during 10-year reign maintains that Syria's secret police detain people without arrest warrants and torture 'with complete impunity.'
* Ashton: Israel, open Gaza crossings Catherine Ashton, the EU's foreign policy chief, starts her second Mideast tour in four months Saturday, trying to restart the stalled peace talks and push Israel into making good on a promise to open border crossings with Gaza.
* Assad reaffirms Turkey's role as mediator Syrian president says other countries 'can play supportive role, not alternative one' in mediation in Israel-Syria peace talks.
* Turkey unveils first drone plane Turkey on Friday unveiled its first drone airplane, a surveillance craft able to fly for 24-hour stretches over the rugged mountains where Kurdish rebels are waging a deadly insurgency. Engineers boast that it is as capable as the Israeli-made Heron.
* US: Iron Dome will work A US-backed rocket shield is on track to protect Israeli towns against rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip, a senior State Department official said Friday.
* Iran's President Renews Pressure on Conservatives Having successfully suppressed the opposition uprising that followed last summer's disputed presidential election, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his supporters are now renewing their efforts to marginalize another rival group - Iran's traditional conservatives.
* Gaza flotilla organizer: We'll send convoys to Gaza on land Head of IHH, Turkish activist group behind recent aid flotilla that tried to reach Gaza, promises 'surprises' to be revealed soon.
* Endgame It's an idea for solving the conflict that sounds like a vision of the end of days: Grant Israeli citizenship and equal rights to all the Palestinians in the West Bank. And who is proposing the one-state solution? Right-wingers and settlers.
* African Union summit starts in Uganda a week after bombings The African Union summit started in Uganda on Saturday, nearly a week after triple bombings in the nation's capital killed more than 70 people.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
* Fatah official: Jerusalem is ticking time bomb Ahmed Qureia says Israel preventing talks by continuing construction in West Bank, e. Jerusalem
* Report: Libya blocking Gadhafi's son from joining Gaza aid ship Israeli sources have said the ship is expected to dock at the Egyptian port of El-Arish and not try to break the Israeli naval blockade on Gaza.
* Netanyahu: Jerusalem dispute should not delay direct talks Ynet learns PM told forum of seven senior ministers direct negotiations with Abbas set for early August.
* Fifth Anniversary of Ongoing Gush Katif Tragedy to be Marked The fifth anniversary of one of the worst tragedies in the history of the State of Israel will be marked this week at Kissufim and elsewhere in Israel and around the world.
* Crisis Awaits World’s Banks as Trillions Come Due The sovereign debt crisis would seem to create worry enough for European banks, but there is another gathering threat that has not garnered as much notice.
* Nine Days of Mourning Begin Today The “Nine Days” – the second stage of the “Three Weeks” of gradually-increasing mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temples and Israel's exile – begins today (Monday), the first day of the traditionally mournful month of Av.
* Jerusalem's Most Ancient Letter Revealed Archaeologists working in Jerusalem have uncovered the most ancient written document ever found in the city – a fragment of a letter thought to date back to the 14th century BCE.
* Iran Vows to Increase Enriched Uranium Stock Sixfold by 2011 Iran said it can produce enough 20 percent-enriched uranium to power its Tehran research reactor, which needs six times the country’s current stockpile, by September next year.
* US support is insurance policy Arad praises Obama's commitment to Israel's security.
* Navy preps for Libyan flotilla Ship is determined to break Gaza blockade, not sail to Egypt.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 09, 2010
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Monday, July 05, 2010
* Turkey threatens diplomatic break with Israel over raid Turkey has for the first time threatened to break diplomatic ties with Israel over its raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May.
* US questions its unwavering support for Israel Consensus forming in Washington that Israeli government is abusing support with policies seen to be risking US lives.
* Egypt FM: Arab League will declare Palestinian state if peace talks fail Top Palestinian negotiator Erekat refutes reports claiming that Abbas had offered Israel a West Bank land swap as part of a final status peace agreement.
* Iran: World has not done enough to curb Zionist atrocities FM Mottaki says Israel would not have raided Gaza flotilla if the UN had taken a stronger stance against 'Zionist crimes.'
* Hamas summer camps underway Group's leaders in Gaza say camps convey non-violent messages of educational, moral nature.
* V-22: The future is here Ynet reporter gets glimpse into cutting edge aircraft that combines plane, helicopter capabilities.
* Assad: US administration is weak Syrian president disappointed with lack of progress on ME peace.
* PM may offer freeze extension Offer: Obama would accept Israeli control of large settlements.
* EU's dream candidate wins Polish election The candidate from the ruling Civic Platform party, Bronislaw Komorowski, won Poland's presidential election on Sunday (4 July) in a result set to bolster the country's pro-European credentials.
* A Special Place in Hell / As Bibi faces Obama, settlers try radical shifts in tactics With the settlement movement caught between an unsympathetic White House and an Israeli public that is much more apathetic than supportive, how long can they depend on the Palestinians to keep them where they are?