Tuesday, February 21, 2012


* Despite warnings, quiet at the Temple Mount The Temple Mount was relatively quiet on Tuesday, despite preparations for clashes between right-wing Jewish activists and Muslim worshippers at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

* Analysis: Undermining Israel Following failed efforts to argue and persuade, the Americans seem to be taking a new approach – trying to undermine Israel's confidence in its military capabilities.

* Iran warns of preemptive strike if threatened Iran would take preemptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interests were endangered.

* Egyptian Official: War with Israel, US in Three Months Egyptian Presidential Candidate Tawfiq Okasha declared last week that the Egyptian Army will engage in armed warfare against Israel.

* Eurozone agrees to Greek bail-out, but doubts remain After a 14-hour meeting eurozone finance ministers and bankers have agreed on a second bail-out package for Greece.

* Nato apologises for Afghan Koran 'burning' Announcing an inquiry, US Gen John R Allen said any "improper disposal" of religious materials was inadvertent.

* Gush Katif Dinner Commemorates Unilateral Disaster In 2005, under the government of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Israel withdrew from 21 communities in the Gaza Strip.

* Masked Syrian Rebels Raise Rifles Armed and masked rebels are organizing as Assad extended his crackdown on his political opponents on Tuesday.

* Archaeologists bringing Jerusalem's ancient Roman city back to life If you look at a map of the Old City of Jerusalem, you'll notice something odd.

* Ancient plants back to life after 30,000 frozen years Scientists in Russia have grown plants from fruit stored away in permafrost by squirrels over 30,000 years ago.