Friday, November 19, 2010


* Nato to unveil new goals for austerity-hobbled alliance Nato leaders meeting in Lisbon on Friday (19 November) and Saturday are to update the alliance's strategy to deal with modern threats.

* China's New Drones Raise Eyebrows China is ramping up production of unmanned aerial vehicles in an apparent bid to catch up with the U.S. and Israel in developing technology that is considered the future of military aviation.

* Iran's apocalyptic window of opportunity: What will the mullahs do with the bomb? The question is not whether Iran will get a nuclear weapon; it is about where and against whom it will use it.

* 'Drones sold to Russia could one day serve Hizbullah' Russia is trying to reassert itself as a global superpower and has increased its arms sales to Lebanon and Syria as a part of that effort.

* Netanyahu: US deal will safeguard Israel's security Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke at the ceremony for his Prime Minister's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Prize in Haifa.

* Iran nuclear plan 'must be peaceful' - Russia Earlier this year, Moscow backed a series of UN sanctions against Iran and later dropped plans to supply the Iranians with surface-to-air missiles.

* Iran missile system tested, rhetoric sharpened on eve of NATO summit Iran tested a new air-defense system and stepped up its anti-West rhetoric Thursday on the eve of NATO's annual meeting in Lisbon.

* Missile proliferation report: China, North Korea still doing it China and North Korea, deemed major suppliers to the Middle East, are undermining arms control treaties.

* This week in History: Operation Moses begins Although Ethiopian exodus has taken over 25 years thus far, it pales in comparison to 40 years its namesake required to lead Exodus from Egypt..

* Viral Video Hit on YouTube: Understanding the Mideast Problem The following video has become a big hit on the web: Why is the Middle East Problem so intractable?