Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
* Memorial Day comes as troops fight in Afghanistan US troops fighting in Afghanistan paused Monday to remember the fallen in Memorial Day services, as a war nearly a decade old trudges on.
* Turkey FM: We can't stop upcoming aid flotilla to Gaza Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says democratic governments have no right to stop people from challenging an illegal blockade.
* Bibi: UN Statehood for PA is Like Declaring the World is Flat If the United Nations in September declares the Palestinian Authority to be a state, it might as well decide the world is flat.
* Muslim Brotherhood sides with Egypt's military against opposition movement The Muslim Brotherhood has left the pro-democracy opposition movement.
* Hamas Moving HQ from Syria to Egypt, Warns Netanyahu Hamas is moving its headquarters from Damascus to Egypt, and the terror group is strengthening itself in the Sinai, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said.
* Jerusalem Day in 80 Cities Around the Country Jerusalem Reunification Day, the day marking Israel’s return to the Temple Mount and more during the Six Day War in 1967, is increasingly being celebrated not only in Jerusalem.
* Netanyahu warns Egypt losing control of growing terror groups in Sinai PM says Hamas and international terror groups are strengthening presence in Egypt and that the country's military government is having trouble 'realizing its sovereignty' in Sinai.
* Over 400 al Qaeda terrorists now in Sinai Egyptian security official tells Al-Hayyat that Palestinian, Beduin, foreign citizens seeking to carry out attacks, have already attacked.
* Germany to phase out nuclear energy by 2022 The German government announced it will shut down all of its nuclear power plants by 2022, calling the move "definite".
* Secret doc: Syria to end nuclear secrecy Syria says will cooperate with UN probe into its nuclear reactor, which IDF bombed in 2007, in order to avoid being referred to UN Security Council.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
* Does Obama Think Jerusalem is Outside Israel? The United States State Department is standing behind the wording of an official statement that implied that Jerusalem – including its western parts - is not a part of Israel.
* Syria adopts two-faced strategy with social media Instead of blocking the Internet, embattled regime fights cold war-style battles with activists.
* Maritime Lawfare Victory: Lloyd’s Won’t Insure Gaza Flotilla Leading insurance market Lloyd’s of London has stated it will not insure boats headed toward Gaza in another flotilla designed to assist the Hamas government there.
* Hamas: Russia pledges to back Palestinian bid for state recognition A top Hamas official said that Russia has pledged its support if the Palestinians seek recognition as a United Nations member-state.
* Hamas Sees Obama's '67 Borders and Raises Him: '48 Borders US President Barack Obama "hallows" the June 4, 1967 borders in two speeches this past week, and Hamas is already asking for negotiations based on the May 13, 1948 borders.
* Canada Rejects Obama "1967" Intervention Canada refuses to join the US in calling for Israel to return to 1949 Armistice borders.
* Gunbattle in Yemen as transition deal collapses Yemeni loyalist forces fought a gunbattle on Monday with opponents of entrenched President Ali Abdullah Saleh one day after he backed out of an accord for him to step down.
* A "misrepresented" Obama tries to set the record straight But even the US president’s improved formulations will still leave many Israelis feeling uneasy.
* EU backs Obama's call for '67 borders Swedish minister slams Israeli claim borders are "indefensible", says peace only possible defense
* European Union Puts Sanctions on Syrian Leader Five days after the United States imposed sanctions on Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, the European Union followed suit.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
* Netanyahu: Israel willing to cede "parts of our homeland" for true peace Prime Minister tells Knesset that a Palestinian government including Hamas is no partner for peace.
* Egypt police fire at rally outside Israel Embassy Protestors set fire to Israeli flag, call for Israeli ambassador's expulsion. At least 185 arrested
* Netanyahu Adds Settlement Blocs to Peace Conditions Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu laid down five conditions for a peace treaty with the Palestinian Authority Arabs.
* US blames Syria for violence; UN condemns Israel White House stresses Israel has right to defend itself, while UN rep claims IDF used disproportionate force
* Syrian Border Violence May Hold Message for Israel For 37 years the border between Israel and Syria, still technically at war, has proven as quiet as any of the Arab-Israeli frontiers silenced by peace agreements.
* Iran president takes over oil ministry temporarily Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he has temporarily assumed the duties of the oil ministry, as the oil cartel OPEC prepares for a biannual meeting in Vienna.
* Palestinian nakba protests turn deadly. Israel sees Iran's fingerprints. Eight people were reportedly killed in separate incidents along Israel's borders with both Syria and Lebanon during the Palestinians' annual nakba protest against Israel.
* Americans Fear Terror will Survive Bin Laden Americans may be happy their soldiers killed Osama Bin Laden but a new poll shows they think that his elimination will have “no impact” on worldwide terrorism.
* Hamas and Fatah begin talks on new Palestinian unity government The discussions center on the make-up of an interim government unifying the Fatah-run West Bank with the Gaza Strip controlled by Hamas, and on preparations for a general election within a year.
* Member states responsible for EU single voice abroad The EU's ability to speak with one voice on foreign policy is ultimately dependent on member states, with the European External Action Service to act as a "facilitator".
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 09, 2011
* Israel honors fallen soldiers, terror victims Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opens official State ceremony at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, "I know price you have paid, I am part of you."
* Israel celebrates 63rd Independence Day Nation's anniversary festivities kick off with traditional lighting of 12 beacons on Jerusalem's Mt. Herzl.
* Operation Solomon marks 20th anniversary (Video) Ynet offers glance at unique covert operation which shuttled thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel
* Israel at 63: Population of 7,746,000 Central Bureau of Statistics data indicate 75% of population are Jewish, 178,000 babies born in past year, 24,500 immigrants made aliyah
* Bulldogs Under the Rug? Signs of a Putin-Medvedev Rift For three years, the power-sharing tandem of Putin and Medvedev purred along like a sports car, until now.
* Despite Reconciliation: Mashaal Calls for Armed Struggle Senior Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal urged the United States and the European Union on Sunday to support the reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
* Europe Day celebrated amid growing criticism of ECB It may be Europe Day, but a new haiku from the bloc's president celebrating the occasion could not mask unease across the Union.
* Pakistan PM says bin Laden accusations absurd Pakistan's Prime Minister rejected allegations that the killing of Osama bin Laden by US troops showed Pakistani incompetence or complicity in hiding the al Qaeda leader.
* Medvedev promises better arms for Russian military President Dmitry Medvedev marked the anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany with a promise to arm Russian troops with the latest weapons.
* Syrian army surrounds Damascus suburb of Muadhamiya Heavy gunfire has been heard in a western suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus, after the army cordoned off the area, human rights activists say.
Saturday, May 07, 2011
Friday, May 06, 2011
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011
* Osama Bin Laden, al-Qaeda leader, dead - Barack Obama Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces in Pakistan, President Barack Obama has said.
* EXCLUSIVE: Inside the Compound Where Osama Bin Laden Was Killed An exclusive look inside the Pakistani mansion where the world's most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden, was killed.
* Egypt's al-Zawahri likely to succeed bin Laden For years, Osama bin Laden's charisma kept al-Qaida's ranks filled with zealous recruits.
* Bin Laden leaves behind network linked by Internet Raid against al Qaida leader is vital psychological milestone, but the war will continue for years to come.
* Hamas Praises Bin Laden, Condemns US While most of the free world praises the United States for having rid it of arch-terrorist Osama Bin Laden, the Hamas organization condemned the act.
* One Root of Bin Laden's Terrorism: Hatred of Jews Hatred of Jews and claims that the US "attacked" Muslims by "helping Jews occupy Palestine" were one of the reasons for Bin Laden's anti-American terror.
* IDF chief: Army ready to protect Jewish people In Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, Lt-Gen Benny Gantz says IDF has historic commitment to precede any threat to Jewish people wherever they are.
* Netanyahu: I doubt world has learned Holocaust lesson Benjamin Netanyahu launching Holocaust Remembrance Day, says world finds it easier to talk of lessons of the past rather than project them on present day
* EU cheers reported killing of Osama bin Laden A US-ordered strike which killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has been met with "relief" and talk of a "safer world" by EU leaders.
* US, Israel, Baghdad deny report of IAF jets in Iraq Iranian report says Israeli jets massing at US air base in Iraq for strike on Iranian nuclear program; Pentagon calls the report "ridiculous."