Friday, July 02, 2010


* Obama to press Netanyahu on peace process, settlement freeze Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will get a warm reception from U.S. President Barack Obama on his trip to Washington next week.

* PM-Obama talks to determine region's future Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's senior advisor's, Yitzhak Molcho and Uzi Arad, are expected to leave for Cairo on Sunday for meetings with senior Egyptian officials.

* Message to Bibi: 'A Promise is a Promise' As Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu prepares to meet with United States President Barack Obama, the Judea and Samaria (Yesha) Council is taking steps to “remind” the prime minister of his commitment.

* Google's Eric Schmidt: You can trust us with your data This week Google released an update to its Android mobile operating system.

* Barack Obama signs new sanctions against Iran into law US President Barack Obama has signed into law new sanctions against Iran intended to impede the development of its nuclear program.

* Ancient site near Nablus 'too problematic' to open Mount Gerizim is sacred to the Samaritans who regard it, rather than Jerusalem's Temple Mount, as the location chosen by God for a holy temple.

* UK sets out plan to regain influence in EU The UK must build up its presence in the EU institutions and nurture stronger ties with smaller member states.

* Explosions at shrine in Pakistan kill dozens The death toll climbed to 50 on Friday after a pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives vests at one of Pakistan's holiest shrines.

* Dollar Plunges After UN Call To Ditch Greenback The dollar plunged today following a United Nations report which called for the greenback to be replaced as the global reserve currency.

* China Puts Best Face Forward With News Channel The Xinhua News Agency, China’s dominant news service and the propaganda arm of the Communist Party, introduced a 24-hour English-language news channel.