Saturday, July 10, 2010


* Hezbollah on high alert over concern Israel 'preparing something for us' Hezbollah warned on Saturday that Israel was preparing "something" in Lebanon and that the organization has been on high alert.

* Israel steps up bid to block aid ship bound for Gaza Israel has stepped up its attempts to stop an aid ship breaking its blockade of Gaza, sending a letter to the UN and engaging Greece and Moldova in talks.

* Obama supports Abbas leadership US President Barack Obama on Friday expressed strong support for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's leadership.

* Lebanese army to protect UNIFIL The Lebanese army announced that it will send a brigade south to help UNIFIL peacekeepers in southern Lebanon.

* Likud praise effective settler campaign The campaign by the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip to force Likud ministers to abide by their commitments.

* Obama expects 'no surprises': Israel won't strike Iran without U.S. permission Obama said he was confident that Israel would not attack Iran without U.S. permission.

* U.S. Missiles Deployed Near China Send a Message If China's satellites and spies were working properly, there would have been a flood of unsettling intelligence flowing into the Beijing headquarters of the Chinese navy last week.

* Counter-Terrorism Bureau: 'Very High' Risk for Israelis Abroad The Counter Terrorism Bureau of the National Security Council issued a renewed travel warning for Israelis abroad throughout the world Thursday, citing "a very high concrete threat."

* Visiting Senators Impressed with PA Paramilitary After visiting Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. Senators John McCain (R), Lindsey Graham (R), and Joe Lieberman (independent), toured the PA-controlled areas in Judea and Samaria and met with PA officials before coming to Jerusalem.

* PA wants guarantees for direct talks On Friday, Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accused Israel of pressuring the Palestinians into joining direct talks without meeting the basic condition for moving forward, freezing the expansion of the settlements.