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?