Tuesday, June 21, 2011


* Best preserved site of First Temple Ruins inaugurated A large complex of ruins from the First Temple Period called the Ophel City Walls Site was inaugurated on Tuesday in the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park.

* Paris Air Show: Israeli companies unveil defense systems The Israeli mission to the 2011 International Paris Air Show held in Le Bourget comprised of 15 companies representing Israel's top defense systems manufactures.

* New iPad application calls for "third intifada" A new iPad application was released on Tuesday calling for a "third intifada."

* U.S. economic metrics similar to those of Greece; Inaction moves global economy to the brink Half-measure solutions offered by the Greek Prime Minister and the European Union on June 15-17 to resolve the Hellenic Republic's structural economic and productivity crisis have failed.

* Syria unrest: Clashes as large Pro-Assad rallies held Clashes have broken out between supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and anti-government protesters in Homs, Hama and Deir al-Zour.

* The YouTube the Palestinian Authority Does Not Want You to See A YouTube video depicting the history of the Temple Mount may be yanked after Arab complaints that not enough people view it.

* France predicts Syrian leader will be next to fall French foreign minister Alain Juppe has predicted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be next to fall in the Arab Spring.

* IMF tells EU: Stop 'unproductive debate' and integrate 'now' The International Monetary Fund has bluntly warned the European Union it must put an end to its "unproductive debate" over debt restructuring.

* West Bank settlements open gates to foreign tourists Welcome to the West Bank, where Jewish settlements built on land Palestinians seek for a state are opening their gates to foreign tourists and Israeli visitors.

* UK treasury pondering death of the euro The UK's treasury minister has - during a cut-and-thrust debate in parliament - admitted that London is preparing for a potential break-up of the eurozone.