Monday, March 21, 2011


* Gaddafi not targeted by strikes Coalition forces carrying out operations against Libyan government forces say Colonel Gaddafi himself is not a target, despite a strike on his compound.

* IDF to track foreign anti-Israel groups New section in Military Intelligence Directorate to collect data, passively probe groups aiming to delegitimize Israel

* Fresh clashes in Syria as thousands protest Assad regime Syrian army deploys troops in site of protests in effort to calm anti-government demonstrations.

* EU refuseniks justify staying out of Libya action Germany and Malta over the weekend gave fresh reasons for staying out of the EU-US-Arab attack on Colonel Gaddafi.

* Japan nuclear crisis will be overcome, says IAEA The situation at Japan's quake-damaged nuclear plant remains very serious, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog said.

* Medvedev rejects Putin "crusade" remark over Libya Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has said Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's description of the UN resolution on Libya is "unacceptable".

* No doubt Egyptian army will honor peace with Israel Egyptian political player Tarek Heggy states that "Israel is not the cause of our problems"; says leader like Yitzhak Rabin needed in ME conflict.

* Palin at Kotel tunnel: Israel too apologetic Despite informal, private visit, likely US presidential candidate and husband to have dinner with Netanyahu.

* Arab League chief: We respect UN resolution on Libya military action Amr Moussa reiterates support for international enforcement of no-fly zone over Libya despite earlier comments suggesting concern by actions taken by Western powers.

* Egypt proved to Palestinians that revolution has a point In their attempts to suppress youth demonstrations in Gaza and Ramallah, the two rival Palestinian ruling parties appear to be remarkably in tune