Friday, September 02, 2011


* Israel: We hope to mend Turkey ties, but will not apologize for Gaza flotilla A senior source in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office stated that Israel will endeavor to mend frayed ties with the Turkish government and people.

* IDF Moves to Protect Naval Commandos The IDF plans to take legal precautions to protect members of the Shayatet-13, Israel's Naval Commando, and other senior officers from criminal lawsuits.

* EU to Debate Unified Vote on PA Statehood European Union foreign ministers are gathering in Sopot, Poland this weekend for informal talks on the Middle East.

* September songs The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee held more than 30 meetings during the past three months.

* 'Palestinian Solidarity' Support for Anti-Semitic Abuse “Palestinian solidarity” campaigners in Scotland earned contempt from local Jewish groups this week over their support for a student convicted of racist abuse of a Jewish classmate.

* Say 'No' to the Kotel, Temple Activists Urge The Movement for Establishment of the Temple will hold a Temple Conference and "Temple Feast" in ten days' time.

* Turkey expels Israeli ambassador over Gaza flotilla row Turkey has expelled Israel's ambassador and suspended all military agreements over its refusal to apologise for last year's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.

* Jordanian Group Threatens Lawsuit Over Baptism Site A Jordan-based group is threatening to file a lawsuit against Israel in the International Criminal Court over its opening of the baptismal site Qasr al-Yahud near the Jordan River.

* EU bans Syrian oil imports over crackdown The European Union banned oil imports from Syria on Friday in a move that will cost the embattled regime millions of dollars each day as it uses deadly force.

* Libya war is Nato conquest of oil-rich south, Russian diplomat says The Libya conflict signals the end of Nato's eastward expansion and the beginning of a new campaign to conquer the oil-rich Muslim south.