Tuesday, September 14, 2010


* PM, Clinton and Abbas discuss freeze in Sharm e-Sheikh US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday sat down with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Sharm e-Sheikh.

* Iran Ayatollahs Issue Fatwas Against Koran-Burners Two Iranian grand ayatollahs issued fatwas calling for the killing of those who insult the Koran.

* Settlers shift pressure from Netanyahu to Obama The Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip changed its tactics on Monday when it decided to shift pressure to end the 10-month construction moratorium.

* Turkey Votes to be More Democratic and More Islamic This week's referendum in Turkey was a vote of confidence for Erdogan’s combination of democratic and pro-Islamic policies.

* US Poll: Abbas Not Committed to Peace A new poll by the non-partisan Israel Project shows most Americans believe Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is committed to peace and that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is not.

* Supreme Court: Jerusalem must fund gay community After years of tense waiting, Jerusalem's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community will finally receive funding from the city's municipality for its Open House center.

* Competition heating up for EU intelligence chief job Eight candidates have declared an interest in becoming the permanent head of the EU's most sensitive security organ, the Joint Situation Centre.

* Iraq combat over but U.S. troops still in danger U.S. Staff Sergeant Kendrick Manuel swung his rifle over his shoulder and grumbled about being viewed as a "non-combat" soldier in Iraq.

* Regulators Back New Bank Rules to Avert Crises The world's top bank regulators agreed Sunday on far-reaching new rules intended to make the global banking industry safer.

* Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground Economists peddling dire warnings that the world's number one economy is on the brink of collapse.

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