Monday, July 12, 2010


* Fatah official: Jerusalem is ticking time bomb Ahmed Qureia says Israel preventing talks by continuing construction in West Bank, e. Jerusalem

* Report: Libya blocking Gadhafi's son from joining Gaza aid ship Israeli sources have said the ship is expected to dock at the Egyptian port of El-Arish and not try to break the Israeli naval blockade on Gaza.

* Netanyahu: Jerusalem dispute should not delay direct talks Ynet learns PM told forum of seven senior ministers direct negotiations with Abbas set for early August.

* Fifth Anniversary of Ongoing Gush Katif Tragedy to be Marked The fifth anniversary of one of the worst tragedies in the history of the State of Israel will be marked this week at Kissufim and elsewhere in Israel and around the world.

* Crisis Awaits World’s Banks as Trillions Come Due The sovereign debt crisis would seem to create worry enough for European banks, but there is another gathering threat that has not garnered as much notice.

* Nine Days of Mourning Begin Today The “Nine Days” – the second stage of the “Three Weeks” of gradually-increasing mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temples and Israel's exile – begins today (Monday), the first day of the traditionally mournful month of Av.

* Jerusalem's Most Ancient Letter Revealed Archaeologists working in Jerusalem have uncovered the most ancient written document ever found in the city – a fragment of a letter thought to date back to the 14th century BCE.

* Iran Vows to Increase Enriched Uranium Stock Sixfold by 2011 Iran said it can produce enough 20 percent-enriched uranium to power its Tehran research reactor, which needs six times the country’s current stockpile, by September next year.

* US support is insurance policy Arad praises Obama's commitment to Israel's security.

* Navy preps for Libyan flotilla Ship is determined to break Gaza blockade, not sail to Egypt.