Friday, July 08, 2011


* US Congress Opposes PA Statehood Bid The US House of Representatives voted 407-6 to pass a non-binding resolution backing the suspension of funds to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority.

* Thousands of Egyptians flood Cairo streets demanding justice and democracy Egyptians held one of their biggest protests in months as tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Cairo.

* 'Air Flotilla' lands, 20 activists barred entry At least 60 pro-Palestinian activists taken from EasyJet, Alitalia flights for police interrogation.

* Mullen: Iran supporting extremist groups in Iraq Iran is directly supporting extremist Shi'ite groups that are killing US troops in Iraq.

* Libya rebels push as Kadhafi regroups Libyan rebels advanced on two fronts on Friday against Moamer Kadhafi's troops.

* UN's Richard Falk under fire for 'anti-Semitic' cartoon Caricature seen in UN's special rapporteur's blog post alleging that ICC arrest warrants issued against Gaddafi were politically motivated.

* Cancer cell breakthrough reported by Hebrew U. Jerusalem scientists identify molecular basis for DNA breakage, which results in the development of cancer.

* Security and Defense: Looking back to the future A few months after taking up his post as the IAF’s ninth commander in October 1977, Maj.-Gen. David Ivry was invited to a special meeting.

* China: EU bailout leaves 'fundamental problems' unresolved China's ambassador to the EU has said Greece might default despite EU and IMF efforts.

* This Week in History: Jewish right to aliya becomes law Nearly 25 months after the Declaration of Independence, the Knesset codified one of the most fundamental principles of Zionism – the right of Jews to make aliya.