Tuesday, March 08, 2011


* Israel seeks $20 billion in US military aid Defense Minister Barak said Israel might request an additional $20 billion in military assistance from the United States.

* U.S. intel: Libya may be hiding WMD stockpile at airbase in South The U.S. intelligence community has quietly warned of the prospect that Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi was maintaining a secret stockpile of nonconventional weapons.

* Ahmadinejad calls for new world order Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran and India need to help spread justice in the world.

* Rabbi Wolpo: Fire rubber bullets back at soldiers SOS Israel Chairman Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpo called on West Bank settlers living in outposts and their supporters to use violence against soldiers and officers.

* Rally in Support of Hearings on US Muslim Radicalization Human rights activists of all stripes took to the streets on Sunday afternoon, March 6th in a rally supporting the upcoming proposed congressional hearings in which Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will discuss the increased radicalization of American Muslims and the potential for an implementation of Sharia law in the United States.

* Pakistan's Christians Mourn, and Fear for Their Future As they wailed and wept and prayed under the tin awning that shades the path into this clustered colony of small homes, the question on the minds the Pakistani Christians gathered in Gojra was expressed by a priest: "Who will protect us now?"

* Dams power Turkey's future, but drown its rich history The stunning mosaics, courtyards, and passageways of the 1,800-year-old Roman spa complex of Allianoi were so dear to archaeologist Ahmet Yaras that he named his daughter after the Ilya River that ran by them.

* Egypt to Barak: Voters to Back Anti-US and Anti-Israel Policies A prominent Egyptian told Defense Minister Ehud Barak that voters will favor candidates hostile to the US and Israel.

* US weighs military action against Libya; Russia objects President Barack Obama warned Libya's leaders that the United States and its NATO allies still are considering military options.

* Iran's Rafsanjani ousted as chair of state body Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani lost his position Tuesday as head of an important state clerical body.