Monday, February 14, 2011


* Gaddafi tells Palestinians: revolt against Israel Libyan leader says refugees should mass on Israel's shores

* Hamas Chief: China, India to Replace Failing US as Superpowers The US empire is in decline and will fall because of the country’s immorality, promotion of open sexuality, and political injustice, says Mahmoud al-Zahar.

* Iran clamps down ahead of planned pro-Egypt rally Thousands gather in central Tehran, chant "death to the dictator"; 2 opposition leaders under house arrest; police out in heavy numbers to prevent rallies; SMS service reportedly cut.

* Western intel: Post-Mubarak Egypt is ripe for Islamic takeover With the departure of President Hosni Mubarak, the military is mulling the prospect of a partnership with the Islamic opposition.

* China overtakes Japan as world's second-biggest economy Japan has been hit by a drop in exports and consumer demand, while China has enjoyed a manufacturing boom.

* A Tunisian-Egyptian Link That Shook Arab History As protesters in Tahrir Square faced off against pro-government forces, they drew a lesson from their counterparts in Tunisia.

* Israel Ponders Google Street View Risks Israel is considering whether to allow the powerful Google search engine to send its photographers out to snap photos for its Street View service in major cities in the country.

* Friedman: White House disgusted with Israel Senior New York Times columnist describes Israeli cabinet as "out-of-touch, in-bred, unimaginative and cliché-driven".

* Thousands flood Cairo square as army struggles to halt rallies Egypt police march on Tahrir in unusual show of solidarity: We and the people are one.

* Egypt presidential hopeful: Peace treaty with Israel is over Dr. Ayman Nur, a secular and liberal member of the opposition, tells Egypt radio that it would behoove the new government to renegotiate the terms of the Camp David accord.