Tuesday, February 15, 2011


* 'Brothers' in Egypt Present Two Faces Moaz Abdel Karim, an affable 29-year-old who was among a handful of young activists who plotted the recent protests here, is the newest face of the Muslim Brotherhood.

* Nato: Russian hard men not packing much punch Russia could fight one small war in the west but not one in the east or two at the same time.

* Iran parliamentarians call for death of opposition leaders Several Iranian parliament deputies demanded that the country's opposition leaders be sentenced to death.

* France wants new global finance system France, as current head of the Group of 20 countries, will help the transition to a global financial system based on 'several international currencies'.

* Khamenei lauds Turkey's 'separation from Zionist regime' Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised Turkey for distancing itself from Israel.

* 'Queen Rania is a corrupt thief' Will Jordanian Queen Rania Al-Abdullah and her husband be next in line to flee their homeland, as was the case with the leaders of Tunisia and Egypt?

* The New Middle East at a Glance Arab countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa are experiencing unrest.

* Israel Exports 'Bumper Crop' of Apples to Syria For the sixth year, Israel has authorized the export of apples grown on the Golan Heights to markets in Syria.

* Tunisia's 'Biblical exodus' pits Rome against Brussels Italy refused EU help in dealing with Tunisian migrants.

* Barak: IDF needs to deal with changing MidEast On a tour of the North with new IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz on Tuesday, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that despite the upheavals in Tunisia and Egypt, the peace treaty with Cairo will be maintained.