* Abbas: We'll never sign deal demanding recognition of Israel as Jewish state Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that under no circumstances would the PA sign an agreement with Israel which required the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.
* Arabs states may ask UN to recognize Palestinian state if settlements continue Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Friday that Arab nations may seek United Nations recognition of a Palestinian state.
* US: Building is contrary to efforts to resume negotiations The US expressed disappointment Friday at the 240 new housing units reportedly approved in Ramot and Pisgat Ze'ev.
* Exhibit explores how Hitler taught a nation to hate Playing cards with images of Hitler. Toy fuhrers. And a lamp and church tapestry with swastikas emblazoned across the front.
* Russia agrees to build nuclear plant in Venezuela Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reached a deal with Russia on Friday to build the South American country's first nuclear plant.
* 'Erdogan: Israel to stay isolated if doesn't apologize' Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized what he called the "double standards" of the United States at the end of this week.
* This week in history: Revival of the Hebrew language The process of the Hebrew language revival began on October 13th 1881, as Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and his friends agreed to exclusively speak Hebrew in their conversations.
* President Medvedev picks PM Putin's aide to run Moscow Sergei Sobyanin, aged 52, was picked to replace Yuri Luzhkov who was sacked last month by Mr Medvedev.
* Yes, young Kim Jong-Un was on parade, but what about those missiles? The luminaries reviewing the big parade in Pyongyang last Sunday were a sight to behold for the watchful eyes of experts gazing on videos of the extravaganza.
* Petraeus: NATO has facilitated Taliban movement Commanding Gen. David Petraeus confirmed Friday that coalition forces have allowed Taliban representatives to travel to Kabul.