Monday, September 27, 2010


* Bulldozers begin construction in Ariel as freeze ends Building of over 50 new housing unit starts; Gush Etzion Council head says construction to be renewed at slower pace because of Sukkot.

* Housing minister: All eyes on east Jerusalem End of building freeze symbolic for now, east Jerusalem construction must resume, minister says

* Palestinian leadership delays decision on peace talks The Palestinian Authority president says there will be no quick decision on whether to continue talks with Israel.

* Jewish activists sail to Gaza in defiance of blockade A boat carrying a group of Jewish activists has set sail from northern Cyprus with the aim of breaching Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.

* US Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet.

* Sarkozy Tries to Take Over for Obama in Mideast Talks French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Paris and announced he will ask to host a new summit.

* 75,000 Expected for Multi-Faceted Jerusalem Holiday March The traditional “Jerusalem Sukkot March” is returning, and in a big way.

* PA Refuses to Recognize Israel's Jewishness The construction freeze is taking center stage in the Israel-PA talks, but what about the PA's refusal to agree that Israel remain a Jewish state?

* Hamas: Palestinian reconciliation on way Achieving reconciliation best way to responds to 'Zionist extremism,' Khaled Mashaal says.

* Computer virus infects Iran nuclear officials' PCs Mahmoud Jafari, the director of Iran's Bushehr reactor, among those affected by the malware.