* 'Jerusalem Day paves the way for Israel's collapse' Ahmadinejad says "the Zionists are hypocrite racists" at rally on Quds Day.
* Hezbollah leader praises Hamas for West Bank shooting attacks Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah praised Hamas on Friday for the West Bank shooting attacks which left four Israelis dead and two injured.
* Israelis, Palestinians to work out framework agreement In the first concrete decision to emerge from the direct talks that began here on Thursday, Israelis and Palestinians agreed to work out a framework agreement in the coming months as a first step to a full peace treaty.
* Nasrallah: Direct peace talks 'born dead' Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah on Friday slammed the Palestinian Authority's decision to launch direct peace talks with Israel.
* Arab papers warn against talks: Abbas is weak The Arab press saw eye to eye with the Western media on Friday in the bleak outlook it forecasted in its coverage of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
* Turkey's incoming military chief warns government he will uphold secularism In what could portend another confrontatation, Turkey's new military chief has warned that he would repel any government attempt to Islamize the country.
* Which is the real threat? Terrorism or China? Four facts pertaining to the People's Republic of China, as Mao named his China in 1949, suggest Mao's China's conquest of the world.
* Experts Fear Mideast Talks Are Too Ambitious As the Israeli and Palestinian leaders pledged at the peace summit meeting in Washington this week to try to resolve the core issues that have long divided their people and bloodied the land, a growing number of stakeholders here in Israel worried that the two sides were aiming too high.
* Deal reached on pan-European financial supervisors After months of tough negotiations, the three sides of the EU triangle came to agreement on Thursday on the creation of financial supervisors.
* UN nuclear chief asks Israel to join treaty The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency asked Israel to consider signing up to the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.