Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
* Bulldozers begin construction in Ariel as freeze ends Building of over 50 new housing unit starts; Gush Etzion Council head says construction to be renewed at slower pace because of Sukkot.
* Housing minister: All eyes on east Jerusalem End of building freeze symbolic for now, east Jerusalem construction must resume, minister says
* Palestinian leadership delays decision on peace talks The Palestinian Authority president says there will be no quick decision on whether to continue talks with Israel.
* Jewish activists sail to Gaza in defiance of blockade A boat carrying a group of Jewish activists has set sail from northern Cyprus with the aim of breaching Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.
* US Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet.
* Sarkozy Tries to Take Over for Obama in Mideast Talks French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Paris and announced he will ask to host a new summit.
* 75,000 Expected for Multi-Faceted Jerusalem Holiday March The traditional “Jerusalem Sukkot March” is returning, and in a big way.
* PA Refuses to Recognize Israel's Jewishness The construction freeze is taking center stage in the Israel-PA talks, but what about the PA's refusal to agree that Israel remain a Jewish state?
* Hamas: Palestinian reconciliation on way Achieving reconciliation best way to responds to 'Zionist extremism,' Khaled Mashaal says.
* Computer virus infects Iran nuclear officials' PCs Mahmoud Jafari, the director of Iran's Bushehr reactor, among those affected by the malware.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
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Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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Saturday, September 18, 2010
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
* Middle East peace talks set to resume Clinton to meet Binyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas in Egypt for talks amid tensions over settlements.
* 'Peace talks will fail if West Bank construction resumes' In rare interview with Hamas media, top PA negotiator warns Israel against renewing W.Bank building when freeze expires on September 26.
* IAEA chief to Iran: Stop obstructing nuclear investigation Head of UN nuclear watchdog chides Iran for barring UN nuclear inspectors, stonewalling probe into its contentious nuclear program.
* Turkish reform vote gets Western backing The US and European Union have welcomed the result of the Turkish constitutional referendum.
* Turkish Jews: Reform strengthens Islam While international community welcomes referendum approving changes to Turkey's constitution, some locals fear development will weaken army, allow promotion of 'controversial' Islamic laws .
* Israeli ambassadors to call for EU upgrade Israel has instructed its ambassadors in the EU to appeal for a resumption of talks on upgrading relations with the bloc.
* Ashton pursues closer links with China as EU reassesses global ties At a time when Europe is reassessing its role in the world, EU top diplomat Catherine Ashton has stressed the need for strong bilateral relationships, especially with China.
* Congress to be told of 60-billion US-Saudi arms deal In the largest US arms deal ever, the administration of US President Barack Obama is ready to notify Congress of plans to offer advanced aircraft to Saudi Arabia worth up to 60 billion dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
* Kuwait to announce launch of nuclear program this year Gulf state follows Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia in plans to build nuclear reactors for energy purposes.
* Chicken-Waving: Superstition or Holy Custom? Each year at this time, the Kaparot ceremony using a chicken arouses controversy.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
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Thursday, September 09, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
* New Year statistics: Israel's population hits 7.6 million CBS data released ahead of Rosh Hashana 5771 shows increase in Jewish, Christian birthrates; country still classified as young, with nearly 28% of population under age of 14.
* Report: Iran Paying Taliban to Kill U.S. Troops At least five Iranian companies in Afghanistan's capital are using their offices covertly to finance Taliban militants in provinces near Kabul, according to an investigation by London's Sunday Times.
* Egyptian TV: 'Islam Will Conquer Italy and the Entire West' MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) has released a transcript of excerpts from a televised sermon given by Egyptian cleric Salem Abu Al-Futuh.
* Lieberman: No Peace in Our Time Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Sunday that the expectations of Israel's current negotiations with the Palestinian Authority are not realistic.
* 17,880 Made Israel Their Home in 5770 17,880 people made aliyah (immigrated) to Israel in the Jewish year 5770, according to Jewish Agency records - up from the previous year, when 15,180 people came to Israel via the Jewish Agency.
* Clinton Sidesteps Her 'United Jerusalem' Pledge U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton backtracked on Friday from her previous pledge that "Israel's right to exist in safety as a Jewish state, with defensible borders and an undivided Jerusalem as its capital, secure from violence and terrorism, must never be questioned".
* Lieberman: Coalition won't extend building freeze FM promises that he will vote against any extension of building freeze, reiterates call that achieving peace in a year is "unrealistic".
* Abbas: Borders most important to us, security for Israelis PA chairman tells Palestinian paper 'al-Ayyam' that he made clear that there will be no Israeli presence in future state.
* Russia, Israel sign military cooperation deal Barak signs long-term agreement on military cooperation with Russian defense minister in Moscow; deal may lead to further purchases of Israeli weapons, technology.
* Hillary Clinton to Attend Round 2 of Talks at Sharm El-Sheikh U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend the second round of direct peace talks between Binyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas.