Friday, June 03, 2011


* US: Peace summit instead of flotilla The American administration is considering offering the Turkish government a deal.

* Palestinians cancel Naksa Day march to Israel-Lebanon border Palestinian organizers in Lebanon who had planned a march to the border with Israel later this week say they have canceled it.

* EU not invited back to monitor Gaza border The European Union has not been asked to return to monitor the Egyptian border with the Gaza Strip.

* Vatican calls for independent Palestinian state 'soon' The Vatican on Friday called urgently for a just and lasting peace between peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

* China calls US culprit in global 'Internet war' The Chinese military accused the U.S. on Friday of launching a global "Internet war" to bring down Arab and other governments.

* 500 Palestinians set for mass 'fly-in' to B-G Airport In the wake of "Nakba Day," "Naksa Day" and an anticipated Gaza-bound flotilla later this month, pro-Palestinian activists are planning to send hundreds of Palestinians living abroad on commercial flights to Ben-Gurion Airport next month.

* This Week in History: Titus breaks through the J'lem wall In the year 66 AD, a great Jewish revolt began against the Romans in Israel.

* Global War on AIDS Bears Fruit The United Nations reported modest success in the global “War on AIDS” on Thursday night.

* Obama Inspired Ship to Join IHH Gaza Flotilla A ship flying US colors and carrying 34 passengers is set to joint this year's Gaza-bound, IHH-sponsored "Freedom Flotilla 2" in June.

* Stars mistaken for enemy aircraft The security forces' fear of an infiltration of hostile elements into Israel appears to be so deep, that air traffic controllers recently sent two warplanes and two assault helicopters towards suspicious lights in the sky, which turned out to be... stars.