Thursday, May 26, 2011


* Jerusalem Day Celebrations are On! The question of how and where Jerusalem will celebrate Jerusalem Day has been settled – with a compromise.

* G8 summit: Arab uprisings dominate Deauville agenda World leaders are in the French resort of Deauville for a summit of the G8 bloc of wealthy nations.

* The Unbridgeable Obama-Netanyahu Gap Analyst and former Israeli Ambassador Yoram Ettinger says Obama’s pro-Muslim advisors keep him unbridgeably away from understanding Netanyahu.

* Settlers: We won't live in Palestinian state Jewish settlers living beyond the 1967 lines expressed concern Wednesday after hearing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu say Israel "will be required to give up parts of the ancestral Jewish homeland".

* Egypt to open Rafah crossing Egypt's official news agency says the Rafah border crossing with Gaza will be permanently opened for Palestinians on Saturday.

* Al Qaeda Putting House of Saud in Crosshairs Ayman Al Zawahiri, long-time right hand man and probable successor of Osama Bin Laden, has called on Saudis to join the "spring revolutions" that have rocked the Arab world.

* Jerusalem to shine during third annual light festival For a week in June, the Old City's dark alleyways will be transformed with art installations bursting with light and 3D movies.

* Shaath: Unity deal will allow us to 'liberate Palestine' Nabil Shaath became on Thursday the highest ranking Fatah official to visit the Gaza Strip.

* Gaddafi forces bombard Libyan city of Misrata Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi bombarded the rebel-held city of Misrata with mortars on Thursday.

* Mideast Quartet envoy Tony Blair: Obama anxious about Israel's fate Middle East envoy Tony Blair says United States President Barack Obama launched his peace initiative because he's concerned about what might happen to Israel if Palestinians unilaterally declare statehood.