Wednesday, June 01, 2011


* PM: Divided J'lem 'suffocates,' united J'lem 'blossoms' Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu emphasized the importance of Jerusalem’s unity during a special Knesset plenum session on Wednesday, Jerusalem Day.

* Peres: Jerusalem will see peace in our time President Shimon Peres said Wednesday that peace could be achieved in Jerusalem in "our time".

* Hundreds of Israelis march through East Jerusalem under heavy security Several hundred Israelis marched through the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Wednesday.

* Islamic Jihad Hosts Abbas in Egypt: Jerusalem a Red Line Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, who tells the United States he wants to talk with Israel, met with Islamic Jihad leaders in Egypt.

* Video: Jerusalem - Has It Always Been This Way? Jerusalem is a mosaic of different peoples, faiths, and nationalities. Nevertheless, despite this diversity, under the sovereignty of Israel, Jerusalem is a city that works.

* Iran: Renewing Egypt ties would force 'Zionists' to leave Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged Egypt on Wednesday to rebuild diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic.

* US social media users favor Israel A recent survey of numerous blogs, Facebook posts and Twitter tweets, conducted in the week following US President Barack Obama's Mideast policy speech, revealed overwhelming support for Israel.

* 'Pentagon to view cyber attacks as acts of war' Two days after Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest defense contractors, announced that it detected "a significant and tenacious attack on its information systems network, the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported that the pentagon plans to adopt a new strategy by which severe cyber attacks will be considered an act of war.

* Anti-racism campaigners slam Finnish colour-coded ID cards European anti-racism campaigners have criticised moves by Finnish authorities to colour-code the country's ID cards.

* African club defends role in Libya conflict Senior African envoy Jean Ping has told the EU and Nato that the African Union is keen to end the Libya crisis by diplomacy, not war.