Thursday, May 12, 2011


* Fatah Gets to the Root of the Matter It turns out that the Fatah movement realizes that the international treaty signed at San Remo in 1920 grants internationally-accepted Jewish national rights in the Holy Land.

* Palestinian official: Stalled peace talks would make intifada hard to stop The Palestinian Authority would not be able to prevent another intifada in the face of stagnant peace talks with Israel.

* Abbas calls on Fatah to seek new presdiential candidate An agreement reached between Abbas’s Fatah faction and Hamas earlier this month calls for holding new presidential and parliamentary elections within a year after the establishment of a unity government.

* Syria protests: Thousands of students rally in Aleppo The dormitory protest is thought to be the city's biggest so far.

* NATO air strikes hit Gaddafi compound in Tripoli NATO air strikes hit Muammar Gaddafi's compound Thursday, hours after the Libyan leader was shown on television for the first time since another aerial attack killed his son nearly two weeks ago.

* Middle East peace: The wrong pact The world shared the American people's gratitude for the special forces who rid us of Osama bin Laden.

* U.S. attacks militants in Pakistan as pressure grows A U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles at militants in Pakistan on Thursday, killing eight of them.

* Russia, Pakistan pledge to combat terrorism Russia and Pakistan on Thursday pledged to boost economic ties and coordinate efforts to fight terror.

* John Demjanjuk guilty of Nazi death camp murders A German court has found John Demjanjuk guilty of helping to murder more than 28,000 Jews at a Nazi death camp in World War II.

* Wikileaks cables show race to carve up Arctic Secret US embassy cables released by Wikileaks show nations are racing to "carve up" Arctic resources - oil, gas and even rubies - as the ice retreats.