Tuesday, January 17, 2012


* Presidential Candidate: Egypt Won't Cancel Peace with Israel Egyptian presidential hopeful Amr Moussa rejects the idea that Egypt will cancel the peace treaty it signed with Israel in 1979.

* IDF official: Nuclear Iran will limit Israel's ability to protect its borders A nuclear-armed Iran could deter Israel from going to war against Tehran's guerrilla allies in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

* Syrian 'chemical, biological' weapons concern Israel Israel has serious concerns about what will happen to "huge stockpiles" of chemical and biological weapons in Syria when the Assad regime collapses.

* British Students Assault Jew in 'Nazi Game' Students from the prestige London School of Economics recently assaulted a Jew who objected to a Nazi 'Ring of Fire' card game.

* Anti-Israel Hackers Hit Yesha and Azerbaijan Hackers claiming to be from Kurdistan or Iraq invaded the websites of the community of Shiloh in Samaria and of Israel’s ally Azerbaijan.

* In Their Own Words: For Iranians, Negotiations = Stalling "Ah, the Iranians!" the politician said, eyes lighting up. "They make carpets!".

* For Now, the Eurozone and the Markets Pooh-pooh the Downgrades. But the Long-Term Looms Modestly positive trading on European stock markets Monday morning appeared to confirm what euro zone leaders had predicted for weeks: that the decision Friday by Standard & Poor’s to cut the credit rating of nine European economies had been so fully expected by investors.

* Sinai Bedouin Smuggling 'Thousands' of Missiles to Gaza Sinai Bedouin report they have smuggled "thousands" of shoulder-launched missiles into Hamas-controlled Gaza.

* Handful of questions remain on EU fiscal treaty Finance ministers will next week tackle the thorny little details still to be agreed before EU countries can bless a new pact on fiscal discipline.

* New EU parliament president promises to ruffle feathers Martin Schulz has promised to live up to his reputation as something of a political bruiser in his new role as European Parliament president.