Palestine wins historic upgrade at the UN
Sixty-five years to the day after the UN voted for the partition of
mandatory Palestine - a move the Jews accepted and the Arabs rejected -
the same body overwhelmingly vote.
The day that never ended
One day in 1947, the members of a new organization convened in a
building that had once been a skating rink and changed the world by
holding a vote.
PM: UN can't force Israel to compromise on security
With Israel facing a stinging diplomatic defeat Thursday at the UN,
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that regardless of how many vote
against Israel, "no force in the world will get me to compromise on
Turkish PM Threatens Ottoman TV Series
Islamist Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has begun to
threaten producers of a popular Turkish television series about the
David's Sling success caught on film
The Defense Ministry on Tuesday published the video showing Sunday's
first successful interception of a target missile by the new David's
Sling missile defense system.
Top Egyptian Islamist: Expect Assassination Campaign
A senior member of Egypt's former militant Islamist group al-Gamaa
al-Islamiya has warned that liberal politicians and intellectuals who
oppose President Mohammed Morsi's latest constitutional declaration
could face a campaign of targeted assassinations.
Neo-Nazi Hungarian Lawmaker Calls for 'Jewish List'
In an act that far too greatly recalled the policies of the Nazi regime,
a far-right Hungarian lawmaker released a statement Monday saying that a
list should be compiled of all of the Jewish members of parliament and
* Hamas lends support to Abbas's UN statehood bid Mashaal calls PA president to back bid in unexpected change of heart; Hamas spokesman Abu Zuhri says group backs any political gain Abbas can achieve at UN "without causing harm to the national Palestinian rights."
* Iran warns Turkey not to deploy Patriot missiles Iran said Turkey's plans to deploy Patriot defensive missiles near its border with Syria would add to the region's problems, as fears grow of the Syrian civil war spilling across frontiers.
Ahmadinejad: Israel must 'bow' to Palestinian rights
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the head of the Hamas
government in Gaza on Saturday that eight days of cross-border fighting
showed that Israel had no choice but to "bow" to Palestinian rights.
Nasrallah: Netanyahu failed to destroy Hamas
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu failed in his attempt to destroy "the Palestinian
resistance" in Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense.
Iran: Israeli Ceasefire a Sign of Weakness
Despite Gaza's main terrorist groups losing huge numbers of weapons and
launch sites in Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense, Iran and Hamas
have been spinning the week-long battle as a victory for their side.
High Alert in Judea, Samaria
The IDF is on alert in Judea, Samaria (Shomron) and Jerusalem on Friday over threats of further terrorist attacks.
* PM: We're ready to take a harsher stance if truce fails PM: Israel is giving the cease-fire with Hamas a chance; Barak: Truce is not an agreement but a set of understandings between Israel and Egypt, Hamas and Egypt; IDF official: Hamas will be shocked by level of damage in Gaza.
* Mofaz: Hamas won upper hand, truce a mistake Politicians to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Right and Left spoke out against Wednesday night's cease-fire, with only Labor, Meretz and others on the Left supporting it.
Israel 'outshouts' Hamas TV, radio
Though Israel had put plans for a ground operation in Gaza on hold
Tuesday, one invasion had taken place in Operation Pillar of Defense.
* Worldwide protests against Gaza violence Thousands gathered in Egyptian cities on Friday to protest against Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip as Egypt's president vowed to support the enclave's people in the face of "blatant aggression".
* Commanders Prepare Troops for Ground Invasion IDF commanders began Friday morning to brief their troops in advance of a possible ground operation in Gaza. Thousands of reservists have been called up for duty, and a total of at least 16,000 will be summoned for service.
Netanyahu: Picture of Bleeding Baby Says It All
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a statement to the
international media Thursday afternoon, in which he said Israel would
continue to do its best to avoid civilian casualties on the enemy side.
'Syrian villages on Israel border in rebel hands'
Nearly all of the Syrian villages along the border with Israel are in
rebel hands, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday, during a tour
of the Golan Heights region with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Riots in Jordan May Spark Arab Spring Revolution
Sharp price hikes in Jordan have fanned the flames of anger and sparked
riots that the Muslim Brotherhood warns could be the beginning of
another Arab Spring revolution across the river from Israel's eastern
* Iran launches large-scale air defense drills Israel's precision air strike on Oct. 24, against the Yarmouk weapons production facility in the suburbs of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, was - apart from destroying a facility which provided rockets and missiles to Hamas to use against Israel - clearly intended to send a direct message to the Iranian political leadership that Israel could also successfully strike at nuclear weapons production facilities in Iran.
Yaalon Warns Syria: Israel Will Act to Defend its Citizens
After condemnation by the United Nations and Israeli warnings to Syria
not to enter the demilitarized buffer zone have done nothing to halt the
numerous incidences of Syrian spill over into the Golan Heights,
Israel's deputy prime minister Moshe Yaalon warned Damascus on Friday
that it would act to defend its sovereignty.
10,000 Rally in Cairo, Demand Sharia Law
More than 10,000 ultraconservative Muslims demonstrated Friday in Tahrir
Square central Cairo, demanding that Egypt's new constitution be based
on the rulings of Islamic Sharia law.
Saudis set to buy 25 US army planes in $6.7b. deal
Saudi Arabia plans to buy 20 C-130J military transport planes, five
KC-130J refueling aircraft (Hercules) and related equipment from
Lockheed Martin Corp. valued at about $6.7 billion, the Pentagon said.
Yair Lapid: The PA Will Give Up Jerusalem
If Israel does not compromise on the unity of Jerusalem, or on the
so-called "right of return," the Palestinian Authority will give up on
both, political newcomer Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party,
How is China choosing its new leaders?
Given China's powerful economy and increasing military clout, there is
heightened international interest in the country's upcoming change in
Peres pushes Putin on Iran nuclear issue
Israel and Russia share a joint understanding that problems such as the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict must be resolved and the only way to reach a
settlement is through dialogue.
PM says conducting 'business as usual' with US
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he is conducting
"business as usual" with the United States two days after the US
President Barack Obama's reelection for a second term.
Voters Backed Changes in Western Values
American voters not only re-elected President Barack Obama, they also
supported, in some states, change in traditional Western values by
favoring marijuana and marriage among homosexuals, strictly prohibited
by the Bible.
Romney and Obama - Both Say They Will Win
Both President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney say
they will win the presidential election Tuesday, but the winner may not
be known for days, or weeks, if the initial results are near a tie.
Russian Sub Skirts Coast
A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine cruised within 200 miles of
the East Coast recently in the latest sign Russia is continuing to flex
its naval and aerial power against the United States.
Secret war against Iran heating up
From a suspected Israeli airstrike in Sudan to cyber warfare in the Gulf
and a drone shot down over Israel, the largely hidden war between Iran
and its foes seems to be heating up and spreading.
* US heads for cliffhanger election US presidential rivals Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face a final sprint across swing states for undecided voters, on their last day of campaigning.
* Israel's successful Sudan air strike delivered a pointed message to Iran Israel's precision air strike on Oct. 24, against the Yarmouk weapons production facility in the suburbs of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, was - apart from destroying a facility which provided rockets and missiles to Hamas to use against Israel - clearly intended to send a direct message to the Iranian political leadership that Israel could also successfully strike at nuclear weapons production facilities in Iran.
* US sees ECB chief as 'Mr Euro' The US Treasury has lobbied the European Central Bank (ECB) more than any other EU body on the eruo crisis, a new study shows.
* Navy test-fires missiles from robot boats U.S. Navy ships face the growing threat of small boat swarms used by terrorists, pirates or enemy countries. New testing has shown off a possible counter that looks strangely similar except for the lack of human sailors â€” small robot boats armed with missiles.
* US military delegation visits Egypt's Sinai Egyptian and American officials say the deputy commander of the U.S. Central Command is paying a visit to American troops stationed in Egypt's troubled Sinai Peninsula, which has been plagued by lawlessness and hit by a string of militant attacks.
* Tony Blair: the EU needs a president Tony Blair has said the EU would be better off with a directly elected president, as he warned deep political rifts between countries could lead to a break-up.
* US Elections: Why Israel is a 'red state' Poll after poll shows Israelis favor Republican candidate Mitt Romney over US President Barack Obama. This even though their American Jewish brethren hold the opposite point of view. Why?
Iran Media: U.S. Admiral Fired for 'Republican-Israeli' Plot
State-owned Iranian news outlet Press TV claims that U.S. Navy Rear
Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, head of the John C. Stennis carrier group,
who has been recalled for "inappropriate leadership judgment," was part
of a plot to overthrow the U.S. government if Barack Obama should be
re-elected as president.
Hague tribunal slams Iran for mass murder
A non-binding legal tribunal in The Hague consisting of political
victims of Iran's regime in the 1980s issued an interim report in late
October slamming Tehran's clerical leaders for massive human rights
US warns Israel off pre-emptive strike on Iran
US military commanders have warned their Israeli counterparts that any
action against Iran would severely limit the ability of American forces
in the region to mount their own operations against the Iranian nuclear
Syrian jets pound rebel strongholds across country
Syrian warplanes pounded opposition strongholds around Damascus and in
the north Wednesday as President Bashar Assad's forces intensified
airstrikes following the failure of a U.N.-backed cease-fire.