Thursday, September 29, 2011


* Tony Blair's job in jeopardy as Palestinians accuse him of bias Tony Blair's future as Middle East peace envoy was in jeopardy.

* 35% of Egyptians Support Muslim Brotherhood More than a third of Egyptians support the extreme Muslim Brotherhood movement.

* Netanyahu rejects criticism of Jerusalem construction beyond green line Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected Western and Arab complaints that the planned construction of 1,100 new homes in Gilo on annexed land close to Jerusalem would complicate Middle East peace efforts.

* PA: We are one vote shy of a majority in Security Council Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said Thursday that the Palestinians have received approval from eight members of the UN Security Council.

* Israelis Consume 2,000 Tons of Honey in Tishrei Israelis this year will consume 2,000 tons of honey during the Hebrew month of Tishrei.

* Turkey's Elephant in the Room: Religious Freedom With his triumphant tour of the countries of the Arab Spring this month, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has managed to set up Turkey on the international stage.

* Assad supporters pelt US envoy with eggs Supporters of Syria's President Bashar Assad pelted the US ambassador to Damascus with eggs and tomatoes.

* Israelis Happy at Home but Glum About Peace With the start of the Jewish New Year at sunset on Wednesday, a traditional time for stock-taking in Israel.

* Rocket launches Chinese space lab A rocket carrying China's first space laboratory, Tiangong-1, has launched from the north of the country.

* Libyan forces take Sirte airport Forces loyal to Libya's transitional authorities have taken the airport in the city of Sirte, the birthplace of fugitive leader Muammar Gaddafi.