Thursday, October 27, 2011


* Leaders agree eurozone debt deal after late-night talks European leaders have reached a "three-pronged" agreement described as vital to solve the region's huge debt crisis.

* 9-11 provided major boost for Israeli security and military exports Israel has disclosed that annual defense and security exports topped $7 billion in 2010.

* Mideast envoys make no breakthroughs International mediators have failed to make any breakthroughs in their quest to bring Israeli and Palestinian officials back to the negotiating table.

* Jordan's king: Israel-Egypt peace treaty in danger The Israel-Egypt peace treaty has never been in greater danger, as the post-Mubarak regime in Cairo may choose to revoke it altogether.

* Israel denies US request for settlement freeze Israel denied a request by the United States on Thursday to temporarily freeze settlement construction in order to promote peace talks with the Palestinians.

* IDF Prepares to Deploy 'Magic Wand' The IDF is in the final stages of laying the groundwork to deploy the "Magic Wand" missile defense system in central Israel.

* Israel wary of consequences of Tunisia's Arab Spring Tunisia celebrated the results of their Arab Spring this week with democratic elections.

* Is Libya going to be a radical Islamist state? During the early years of the Cold War, the U.S. backed Saudi Arabia and other traditionalist regimes to counter the radical, anti-Western nationalist forces.

* Qaddafi's Son Ready to Surrender to The Hague Former Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi's son and heir apparent, Saif al-Islam, is reportedly ready to surrender to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

* Handouts pose danger to Mideast economies The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Wednesday that the huge increase in handouts that the governments of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have made to keep a lid on Arab Spring unrest is a danger for all the economies of the region.