Friday, July 16, 2010


* Extensive ties between Erdogan government, Gaza flotilla organizers Turkish diplomats and government officials told the New York Times that the Turkish organization that led the Gaza-bound flotilla in late May has extensive connections with Turkey’s political elite.

* Most Americans would back Israel attack on Iran More than half of Americans would support Israel taking military action against Iran.

* Jihad cell suspected of targeting Jews, pope Eight residents of the northern city of Nazareth and the local council of Yafa an-Naseriyye were arrested last month on suspicion of dealing with weapons and discussing the possibility of murdering soldiers and Jews, and even target the pope.

* 46% say Obama is pro-Palestinian US President Barack Obama's efforts to reach out to the people of Israel last week – when he hosted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for a positive meeting at the White House and gave his first interview as president to an Israeli television station – were not very successful.

* China's Wen Supports Euro, Maintains Economic Policy Europe remains a key market for China's investments of its foreign-exchange reserves.

* Plan calls for NATO troops to 'overcome Israel's security objections to a Palestinian state' The Palestinian Authority has requested that NATO send troops to secure any new Palestinian state in the West Bank.

* Abbas unlikely to agree to direct talks soon, say Ramallah sources Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is averse to resuming direct Middle East talks in the near future.

* Hopes for Peace Process Low, Support for Israel Up Support for Israel is close to a record high in America, according to a new Gallup poll.

* A Song for Israel a Big Hit on YouTube A young woman from Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem, has succeeded the Latma website's "We Can Con the World" spoof on the IHH flotilla terror activists as Israel’s best PR representative.

* Netanyahu has Outmaneuvered Obama, TIME Hints In his first 18 months in office, United States President Barack Obama has succeeded in humiliating Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on occasion and forcing a temporary freeze of construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria.