Wednesday, September 07, 2011


* GSS Cracks Hamas Network Israel's General Security Services (GSS) cleared for publication it had, with the assistance of the IDF and Israel Police, broken up numerous Hamas terror-cells in Judea and Samaria in recent months.

* Libya's Elusive Desert Fox Despite the frenzy of media speculation, no one knows where Muammar Qaddafi really is.

* EU Also Fears 'Islamic Winter' Despite attempts by Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday to play down IDF Home Front Command chief Maj. Gen. Eyal Eisenberg's warning Israel may face an 'Islamic Winter.'

* Israel Unveils Haunting 'Ghost' UAV A new Israeli silent "Ghost" UAV, designed to haunt terrorists and operate in urban areas both day and night, was unveiled at the Latrun Conference this week, near Jerusalem.

* Spectre of fresh EU treaty returns to haunt 'incomplete' Europe It took nearly a decade of squabbling amongst EU states, a series of referendum disasters and a last-minute game of high-stakes brinksmanship from a stubborn Czech president, but the bloc finally managed to radically refashion the way it worked with the passage of the Lisbon Treaty in 2010.

* NATO membership a restraint for Turkey The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is ultimately believed to be the main obstacle that will prevent Turkey from actually following through with its threat.

* Palestinians: We won't surrender to U.S. pressure to drop UN bid The Palestinians on Tuesday said they would not give in to American pressure to drop their bid for statehood at the United Nations.

* 'Be Prepared for Mass Aliyah of Turkish Jews' Many of the 20,000 Jews living in Turkey are considering moving to Israel.

* Merkel outlines steps to 'stability union' German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a "stability union" in which all member states behave in a fiscally responsible manner.

* US officially asks PA to abandon UN recognition plan The US on Wednesday officially asked the Palestinian Authority to abandon its plan to ask the UN later this month to recognize a Palestinian state along the pre-1967 lines.